Integrated assessment of health and sustainability of agroecosystems / Thomas Gitau, Margaret W. Gitau, David Waltner-Toews.

Author
Gitau, Thomas [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2008.
Description
1 online resource (254 p.)

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Series
Advances in agroecology. [More in this series]
Summary note
Exploring the implementation of participatory, multistakeholder, and transdisciplinary ecosystem health research, Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems combines the latest theories in complexity and management with practical tools and approaches for sustainable rural development research. Although the text focuses on smallholder farming communities in the central highlands of Kenya, the material discussed can be-and has been-effectively applied to agroecosystems in many other parts of the world. After showing how the agroecosystem health framework w
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
English
Contents
  • Front cover; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; The Authors; Overview; Contents; Chapter 1. General Introduction; Chapter 2. Design and Implementation of an Adaptive, Integrated Approach to Health and Sustainability in a Smallholder-Dominated Agroecosystem; Chapter 3. Community Participation and the Integration of Agroecosystem Health and Sustainability Concerns into Practical Decision Making; Chapteer 4. Use of Systems Theory, Directed Graphs, and Pulse Process Models in an Adaptive Approach to Agroecosystem Health and Sustainability
  • Chapter 5. Soft System Methodology in the Management of Agroecosystem Health and Sustainability Concerns of a Tropical Highlands AgroecosystemChapter 6. Development of Health and Sustainability Indicators for a Tropical Highlands Agroecosystem; Chapter 7. An Assessment of Health and Sustainability of a Smallholder- Dominated Tropical Highlands Ecosystem; Chapter 8. General Discussion; Chapter 9. General Conclusions; Appendices; Index; Back cover
ISBN
  • 0-429-14592-6
  • 1-281-40115-3
  • 9786611401153
  • 1-4200-7278-1
OCLC
  • 437224197
  • 244295045
Doi
  • 10.1201/9781420072785
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