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Intercropping and the Scientific Basis of Traditional Agriculture

By Donald Innis
ISBN: 9781853393280
A study of the practice of intercropping, Innis's meticulous analysis of the scientific base of different traditional forms of agriculture, is at the forefront of the search for integrated systems of indigenous and modern agriculture. He proposes the return of the small farmer to the land and suggests how this might be done.
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  • Synopsis
    This book is a pioneering, comparative study of the practice of intercropping (growing two or more crops at once in the same field). Innis's meticulous analysis of the scientific base of different traditional forms of agriculture in Jamaica, Nepal and India, is at the forefront of the search for integrated systems of indigenous and modern agriculture. In his concluding chapter, Innis proposes the return of the small farmer to the land and suggests how this might be done. Published in the Indigenous Knowledge and Development series.
  • Table of Contents
    Introduction vi
    1 The nature of intercropping 1
    2 Intercropping in the Christiana area of
    Jamaica 34
    3 Intercropping in Nepal 66
    4 Intercropping in India 76
    5 The Earth's soil and its future 102
    6 Social and economic implications of
    agricultural practices 107
    Appendix 1, Land equivalent ratios 113
    Appendix 2, Plant names 163
    Bibliography 165
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Donald Innis
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 192
    Format Paperback / softback
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