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dc.creatorDalsgaard, J.P.T.
dc.creatorLightfoot, C.
dc.creatorChristensen, V.
dc.identifier.citationInternational Congress on Modelling and Simulation
dc.description.abstractA tentative list of ecological attributes; diversity, cycling, stability and capacity, is proposed for quantification and ranking of farming systems along a hypothetical scale of increasing ecological sustainability. The modelling and preliminary analysis of four rice-based systems from the Philippines, two on-station experimental systems and two smallholder farms, confirms our intuitive perception of ecological sustainability and suggests a framework for further research into the area. This approach to farming systems analysis indicates that the route to an ecologically sustainable agriculture relies more on the principles of applied agro-ecology and less on the application of external agrochemical inputs. The practice is here termed integrated resources management and shares many of the characteristics of the agro-ecological engineering approach to integrated agriculture-aquaculture farming pioneered in China
dc.publisherMSSA, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia
dc.sourceInternational Congress on Modelling and Simulation
dc.titleTowards quantification of ecological sustainability in farming systems analysis
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDalsgaard, J.P.T.; Lightfoot, C.; Christensen, V. (1993). Towards quantification of ecological sustainability in farming systems analysis. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
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cg.identifier.statusLimited access

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