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CTA. 1995. Regenerating agriculture. Spore 58. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Regenerating agriculture: policies and practice for sustainability end self-reliance by Jules Pretty 1995 320pp ISBN I 85383 198 0 (Pbk) Earthscan Publications Ltd, IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street London WC1H 0DD, UK
It is becoming increasingly clear that a more sustainable agriculture can bring economic, environmental and social benefits, yet despite the emerging evidence, many farmers are still locked into approaches to agriculture which are dependent on high levels of external inputs. Regenerating agriculture looks at the scale of the challenge facing agriculture today and details the concepts and characteristics of alternative, sustainable agricultural practices. The author draws together new empirical evidence from a diverse range of agroecological and community settings to show the impacts of more sustainable practices. Using 20 detailed case studies, and field and community-level data from more than 50 projects and programmes in 28 countries, he identifies the common elements of success in implementing sustainable practices and shows how to replicate them. In addition, he looks at the existing policy frameworks and institutional processes, and sets out 25 alternative policies which are known to work to support the shift to greater self-reliance and sustainability in agriculture. Regenerating agriculture: policies and practice for sustainability end self-reliance by Jules Pretty 1995 320pp ISBN I 85383 198 0 (Pbk) Earthscan Publications Ltd, IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street London WC1H 0DD, UK