Diversity and efficiency : The elements of ecologically intensive agriculture

Funes-Monzote Fernando R., Lopez-Ridaura Santiago, Tittonell Pablo. 2009. Diversity and efficiency : The elements of ecologically intensive agriculture. LEISA Magazine, 25 (1) : pp. 9-10.

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Abstract : A six-year study in Cuba has shown that increasing a farm's diversity, for example with a mixed crop-livestock system, increases its overall productivity, energy efficiency and nutrient management. Equally important, it reduces risks, in particular when compared to simplified and homogeneous systems. Mixed systems draw various ideas and lessons from traditional farming systems found in many parts of the world. The Cuban case, at the same time, provides many lessons, especially when regarding the design and management of diverse systems. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Agriculture intensive, Intensification, agroécologie, Système de production, Élevage, Efficacité, Évaluation de l'impact, Diversification

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Cuba

Classification Agris : F08 - Cropping patterns and systems
L01 - Animal husbandry
C20 - Extension

Axe stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Funes-Monzote Fernando R., Centro Universitario de Matanzas (CUB)
  • Lopez-Ridaura Santiago, INRA (FRA)
  • Tittonell Pablo, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR SCA (FRA)

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