By Niels Halberg,Adrian Muller
This booklet offers a well timed research and evaluation of the potential for natural agriculture (OA) for rural improvement and the advance of livelihoods. It makes a speciality of smallholders in constructing international locations and in nations of monetary transition, yet there's additionally assurance of and comparisons with constructed international locations. It covers market-oriented techniques and demanding situations for OA as a part of excessive worth chains and as an agro-ecologically established improvement for bettering meals defense. It demonstrates the customarily unrecognised roles that natural farming can play in weather swap, foodstuff safeguard and sovereignty, carbon sequestration, rate internalisations, ecosystems prone, human healthiness and the recovery of degraded landscapes.
The chapters in particular supply readers with:
- an assessment of the country of study on OA from socio-economic, environmental and agro-ecological views
- an research of the present and capability position of OA in bettering livelihoods of farmers, in sustainable price chain improvement, and in implementation of agro-ecological methods
- proposed concepts for exploiting and enhancing the potential for OA and overcoming the restrictions for additional development
- a evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of OA in a sustainable improvement context