Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Asking the Earth: Farms, Forestry and Survival in India (Paperback)
  • Asking the Earth: Farms, Forestry and Survival in India (Paperback)
zoom

Asking the Earth: Farms, Forestry and Survival in India (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£29.99
Paperback 244 Pages / Published: 30/11/2018
  • Coming soon

Awaiting publication

  • This item has been added to your basket

The need to produce food without the destructive chemical horrors of much modern farming, for an intelligent use of dwindling natural resources and for humane forms of production is universal, the practice is limited.

This book is an account of one, large, instance of success in practice. Twenty-five years ago, Winin Pereira, a nuclear physicist abandoned academia to start a co-operative farm at Alonde in a tribal area north of Bombay. The group experienced, and finally discarded, all the false hopes and promises of Western originated forms of development: ploughs that ploughed too deep, irrigation systems that lowered water tables, fertilizers and pesticides which managed the earth and became so expensive that poorer farmers were dispossessed. Instead they learnt from the adivasai, or tribal people, who have nurtured or been nurtured by foresets for millennia, ways of applying popular knowledge to contemporary problems. This book is a combination of Pereira's record of achievement of sustainable livelihoods and an account of the farm and its effect on the India around it by a leading British journalist. Originally published in 1991

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138928909
Number of pages: 244
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

You may also be interested in...

Collins Beekeeper's Bible
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
Lambs for the Freezer
Added to basket
Sheep Keeping
Added to basket
£7.99
Hardback
Forests: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Scottish Beekeeping Handbook
Added to basket
Lifting the Latch
Added to basket
The Tractor Book
Added to basket
DK
£20.00
Hardback
Joy of Home Wine Making
Added to basket
Smallholding Manual
Added to basket
Bee Manual
Added to basket
£22.99
Hardback
Shepherds and Shepherding
Added to basket
A Shepherd's Life
Added to basket
£14.00
Paperback
Smell of Summer Grass
Added to basket
Get Started in Beekeeping
Added to basket
Principles of Horticulture: Level 2
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.