TITLE

Farming goes back to its roots

AUTHOR(S)
Cherfas, J.
PUB. DATE
May 1992
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/9/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1820, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on farming methods that have evolved in much of the Third World which minimize the effects of crop disease and drought. The benefit of locally adapted varieties of crops; How farmers use diversity to forestall calamity; What is being doneto encourage this type of farming.
ACCESSION #
9206010747

 

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