Tales from an Itinerant Agronomist: Learning from people, places and writings for a more equitable, systemic and sustainable world

Troubador Publishing Ltd
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An autobiographical, historical account of the author’s agricultural and rural development experiences. Includes analyses of historical and socio-political contexts of different countries and institutions. The text is in a relaxed, not strictly academic, style which facilitates easy reading.
Tales from an Itinerant Agronomist covers a lifelong dedication to systems thinking and learning in agriculture and rural development. It follows the author’s own experiences, based at Universities and within International Aid programmes, developing farm and rural livelihood systems for small scale farming families.
Covering extended time spent at educational and research institutions over the last 60 years; including Trinidad, Tanzania, Botswana, Sudan, Syria, Nepal and Namibia, and short periods in many other countries.
The book looks at cross cutting themes including; the role of animal power in small farm systems, the performance of some agricultural and rural development educational institutions: Leeds University, UWI (Trinidad), University of East Anglia (Norwich,UK), WAU (Netherlands), SLU (Sweden) and a selected analysis of some trends and themes in agricultural research.
Enriched by the inputs and experiences from many different farmers, colleagues and partnerships, Tales From an Itinerant Agronomist is suitable for readers with an interest in agriculture, farming, rural development, the environment and sustainability.
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About the author

David Gibbon is a freelance researcher, trainer and consultant in Agricultural and Rural Livelihood Systems with over 45 years’ field experience. He has headed agricultural research projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America alongside working in Europe. He has also been involved in monitoring and evaluating agricultural research, education and development institutions.

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Publisher
Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Sep 28, 2018
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781789012699
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Language
English
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Genres
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Tropical Agriculture
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This content is DRM protected.
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