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Traditional Arid Lands Agriculture. Understanding the Past for the Future

University of Arizona Press

Traditional agriculture, nonindustrial plant cultivation for human use, is practiced worldwide by millions of smallholder farmers in arid lands

Titre : Traditional Arid Lands Agriculture. Understanding the Past for the Future

Edited by Scott E. Ingram ; Robert C. Hunt
Publisher  : University of Arizona Press
Date de parution : 2015
Pages : 392

Présentation
Traditional Arid Lands Agriculture is the first of its kind. Each chapter considers four questions : what we don’t know about specific aspects of traditional agriculture, why we need to know more, how The lessons from arid lands agriculture in the past, highlighting what we know and don’t know, are strikingly relevant in the context of current challenges facing millions of smallholder farmers.
Traditional agriculture, nonindustrial plant cultivation for human use, is practiced worldwide by millions of smallholder farmers in arid lands. Advancing an understanding of traditional agriculture can improve its practice and contribute to understanding the past. Traditional agriculture has been practiced in the North American Southwest and northwest Mexico for at least four thousand years and intensely studied for at least one hundred years. What is not known or well-understood about traditional arid lands agriculture in this region has broad application for research, policy, and agricultural practices in arid lands worldwide.
The authors represent the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, agronomy, art, botany, geomorphology, paleoclimatology, and pedology. This multidisciplinary book will engage students, practitioners, scholars, and any interested in understanding and advancing traditional agriculture.

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