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Title Traditional agriculture in Southeast Asia : a human ecology perspective / edited by Gerald G. Marten
Published Boulder : Westview Press, [1986]


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Description xxvi, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents The Bontok : traditional wet-rice and swidden cultivators of the Philippines / June Prill-Brett -- Traditional agriculture in northern Thailand / Katin Srimongkol and Gerald G. Marten -- Rainfed cropping systems in northeast Thailand / Anan Polthanee and Gerald G. Marten -- Traditional agroforestry in West Java : the pekarangan (homegarden) and kebun-talun (annual-perennial rotation) cropping systems / Linda Christanty ... [et al.] -- The complementary roles of homegardens, upland fields, and rice fields for meeting nutritional needs in West Java / Oekan S. Abdoellah and Gerald G. Marten
Summary Many small-scale farmers in the tropics continue to employ a style of agriculture based largely on practices handed down from previous generations and highly adapted to local conditions. In this book, a group of agronomists, ecologists, and social scientists using a human ecology perspective describe how this traditional agriculture functions. They analyze the interactions between small-scale farmers and the agricultural ecosystems on which they depend, explain why traditional agriculture has been able to function on a sustainable basis for so many years, and discuss the ways in which these farmers are having to adjust their traditional practices to a changing world
Analysis 01000 Asia p1030 South-east Asia 21030 agriculture 20020 ... 31030 ecological aspects
Agricultural ecology Southeast Asia
Agriculture Economic aspects Southeast Asia
Agriculture Social aspects Southeast Asia
Human ecology Southeast Asia
Traditional farming Southeast Asia
Notes "Published in cooperation with the East-West Center Environment and Policy Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii."
Bibliography Includes bibliographies and index
Subject Agricultural ecology -- Southeast Asia.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Southeast Asia.
Agriculture -- Social aspects -- Southeast Asia.
Agriculture -- Southeast Asia.
Human ecology -- Southeast Asia.
Traditional farming -- Southeast Asia.
Author Marten, Gerald G., 1939-
East-West Environment and Policy Institute (Honolulu, Hawaii)
LC no. 85051994
ISBN 0813370264