Sustainable Rural Systems: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural by Guy Robinson

By Guy Robinson

In a neo-liberal period the place society within the built global is reliant on industrially produced affordable meals, and residing criteria are in accordance with excessive intake of non-renewable strength and fabrics, this booklet investigates the growing to be value of sustainable structures in rural parts. Drawing on quite a lot of topical case experiences, essentially within the united kingdom, it offers an in-depth research of the growth made in the direction of sustainability inside rural platforms, focusing in particular upon sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural groups. The authors supply an summary of many of the structures of sustainability presently being utilized within the constructed global. They spotlight key environmental, fiscal and social matters, together with post-productivism, 'alternative' nutrition networks, natural farming, GM meals, conservation, rural improvement programmes, sustainable tourism, neighborhood education schemes and neighborhood participation. many of the experiences supply vital classes within the ongoing look for larger sustainability and recommend confident instructions for destiny coverage practice.

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