Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Agroecosystems and agricultural sustainability - a review (online)
This paper reviews the existing scientific knowledge about agroecosystem diversity, agroecology, traditional and alternative farming systems based on permaculture and bio-dynamics. It contains: 1) a discussion and summary of current findings on the role of agroecosystems diversity on the sustainability of agriculture, 2) an evaluation of the "state of the art" pointing out research needs, and 3)
conclusions on the future developments and actions needed to adapt agricultural practices towards sustainability of agricultural systems.