Agricultural Ecology and Environment by B.R. Stinner, G.G. Lorenzoni and Maurizio G. Paoletti (Eds.)

By B.R. Stinner, G.G. Lorenzoni and Maurizio G. Paoletti (Eds.)

The elevated use of chemical fertilizers and insecticides in crop creation has adversely affected either the surroundings and the rural economic system. not just has it ended in environmental toxins, but additionally the expanding bills of chemical inputs and the low costs acquired for agricultural items have contributed to fiscal unprofitability and instability. The overseas Symposium on Agricultural Ecology and atmosphere used to be organised with a view to speak about methods of accomplishing the ambitions of economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture. it really is obvious actually multidisciplinary attempt is needed and hence the assembly used to be attended via authors from many various disciplines and geographical destinations

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Recent discoveries in biotechnology are starting to challenge countries to reassess their technological development. Since biotechnological research and development is mainly concerned with specialty and industrial crops, and/or with crops tailored to specific input needs, it is presumed that, as in the case of the Green Revolution, it will only benefit resource-rich farmers who can afford to adopt biotechnological products, thus again by-passing re­ source-poor farmers, especially those confined to rainfed, hillside areas (Hobbelink, 1987).

In areas where conversion from subsistence to cash ag­ ricultural economy progressively occurred, a number of ecological and social problems became evident: loss of food self-sufficiency, genetic erosion, loss of traditional farming knowledge, permanence of rural poverty, etc. , 1985). A fifth technological diffusion cycle will soon be initiated in LDCs as biotechnological research (mainly promoted by the private sector), starts offering innovations. Recent discoveries in biotechnology are starting to challenge countries to reassess their technological development.

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