Integrating Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism: Societal Influences

Integrating Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism: Societal Influences

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Agroecology not only encompasses aspects of ecology, but the ecology of sustainable food production systems, and related societal and cultural values. To provide effective communication regarding status and advances in this field, connections must be established with many disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, environmental sciences, ethics, agriculture, economics, ecology, rural development, sustainability, policy and education, or integrations of these general themes so as to provide integrated points of view that will help lead to a more sustainable construction of values than conventional economics alone. Such designs are inherently complex and dynamic, and go beyond the individual farm to include landscapes, communities, and biogeographic regions by emphasizing their unique agricultural and ecological values, and their biological, societal, and cultural components and processes.By the time of the Industrial Revolution, strict control methods and rote memorization had become the norm in both childrena#39;s and higher education. ... memorization-based examinations, and routine group project reports using PowerPointAr as the normal educational presentations ... One could even suggest that our own evolution has led to some a€œhard wiringa€ that predisposes us to embrace experientialanbsp;...

Title:Integrating Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism: Societal Influences
Author:W. Bruce Campbell, Silvia López Ortíz
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-06-23


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