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Farming for the Long Haul

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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 29 Jan 2019
It'sallbutcertainthatthenextfiftyyearswillbringenormous,nottosaycataclysmic,disruptionstoourpresentwayoflife.Worldoilreserveswillbeexhaustedwithinthattimeframe,aswillthelithiumthatpowerstoday'smostsophisticatedbatteries,suggestingthattransportationisequallyimperiled.Andthere'sanother,evenmoredirelimitationthatislooming:atcurrentratesoferosion,theworld'stopsoilwillbegoneinsixtyyears.Freshwatersourcesareinjeopardy,too.Inshort,thelarge-scaleagriculturalandfooddeliverysystemasweknowithasatmostafewdecadesbeforeitexhaustsitselfandtheplanetwithit.

FarmingfortheLongHaulisaboutbuildingaviablesmallfarmeconomythatcanwithstandtheeconomic,political,andclimaticshockwavesthatthetwenty-firstcenturyportends.Itdrawsontheinnovativeworkofcontemporaryfarmers,butmorethanthat,itsharestheexperiencesoffarmingsocietiesaroundtheworldthathavemaintainedresilientagriculturalsystemsovercenturiesofoften-turbulentchange.Indigenousagriculturalists,peasants,andtraditionalfarmershaveallcreatedbroadstrategiesforsurvivalthroughgoodtimesandbad,andmanyofthemprospered.Theyalsodevelopedparticulartechniquesformanagingsoil,water,andotherresourcessustainably.Someofthesetechniqueshavebeentakenupbyorganicagricultureandpermaculture,butmanymoreofthemarevirtuallyunknown,evenamongalternativefarmers.Thisbooklaysoutsomeofthesestrategiesandpresentstechniquesandtoolsthatmightprovemostusefultofarmerstodayandintheuncertainfuture.
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ISBN-13: 9781603588003
ISBN-10: 1603588000
Pagini: 272
Dimensiuni: 215 x 144 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.43 kg
Editura: Chelsea Green Publishing Company