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An analysis of some paradoxes in alternative agriculture and a vision of sustainability for future food systems

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  • Inno Onwueme
  • Bruno Borsari
  • Walter Leal Filho
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    The paper offers an analysis of some of the prevailing practices in sustainable agriculture and points out some of the paradoxes that need to be addressed and resolved in order to enhance acceptability of sustainable agriculture by the general public. Education and research in sustainable agriculture are suggested as possible tools via which solutions to the paradoxes may be found. Preserving the homeostasis of agroecosystems constitutes the ultimate goal of a sustainable agriculture.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 199-210

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:ijarge:v:7:y:2008:i:3:p:199-210

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    Keywords: agroecosystems; education; food systems; organic farming; research; sustainable agriculture; ecosystems; alternative agriculture; sustainable development; sustainability.;

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    1. Bruno Borsari, 2011. "Agroecology to the rescue of food security and germplasm conservation in a global market economy," International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 9(1/2), pages 1-14.

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