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  • Agroecosystems Analysis

    Agroecosystems Analysis

    Leading scientists look beyond the simple production paradigm and present a more holistic approach aimed at ensuring sustainability through understanding the biological, ecological, economic, and social dimensions of agroecosystems. Detailed analyses include multidimensional thinking, multifunctional economic analysis, whole-farm planning, agricultural conservation at the landscape scale, agroecosystem functions that benefit society, and ...

  • Improving the Productivity and Sustainability of Rice-Wheat Systems: Issues and Impacts

    Improving the Productivity and Sustainability of Rice-Wheat Systems: Issues and Impacts

    IRRI, CIMMYT, and ASA-CSSA-SSSA brought together world experts to explore the future of the global food supply in the context of one of the most widely used production systems. Rice-wheat rotation in the Indo-Gangetic Plains and Asia is a system where Green Revolution gains are probably not repeatable and must give way to new solutions to issues of malnutrition, sustainability, and economic challenges. From the farmer-researcher interface to ...

  • Sustainability of Agricultural Systems in Transition

    Sustainability of Agricultural Systems in Transition

    Current issues in world agricultural development, and those of tomorrow, are interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, transnational, and global. Contributions derived from a Societies-World Bank symposium address on-farm, institutional, and policy levels of action in the effort to develop global agriculture sustainably. Experts from every continent provide examples of vision and success, including a section on post Green Revolution India, which was ...

  • Challenges and Strategies for Dryland Agriculture

    Challenges and Strategies for Dryland Agriculture

    With more than two-thirds of potentially productive drylands threatened by various forms of degradation, it is essential that appropriate production technology be developed to protect these fragile systems as they become more important in sustaining a growing world population. The principles, philosophies, and technologies presented in this publication have the potential to contribute to improve food security and livelihoods for the people in ...