Identifying Key Questions for the Development of Tropical Ecosystems

Publication year: 
1982

This paper emphasises the importance of understanding agroecosystems by employing cross-disciplinary approaches and drawing on of farmers' knowledge where appropriate. The systems approach and procedures for agroecosystem analysis are outlined. Pattern analysis (of time, space, flows and decision-making) are considered. The paper focuses on key questions which arise in the process of system definition, pattern analysis and discussion of system properties. These concepts are illustrated diagramatically throughout.

Source publication information
Source: 
mimeo
Pages: 
30p.
Publisher
Available at IDS for reference
Conference: 
Chinese Environmental Protection Office/East-West Environment and Policy Institute Workshop on Ecosystem Models for Development
Conference Location: 
Kunming, Yunnan, P.R. China

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Shelfmark in IDS Resource Centre
D : Agriculture and NRM : Farming systems and agroecosystems 1457