The Cornell University course Traditional Agriculture in Developing Countries examines traditional systems from several disciplinary points of view.
COURSE SCHEDULE - INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE 403
International Agriculture 403. The course examines traditional knowledge, systems, and practices from several disciplinary points of view. Fall Semester. One credit. S/U grading. Prerequisite: Seniors or graduate standing. Tuesdays 8 AM - 8:50 AM. 404 Plant Science. Lecturers: D. M. Bates, R. W. Blake, E. Fernandes, A. G. Power, T. Steenhuis, T. Scott, & H. D. Thurston (coordinator). Lectures are as follows:
H. David Thurston - Introduction - Is traditional agriculture sustainable?
Alison G. Power - The ecology of traditional agricultural systems ***
Alison G. Power - Interactions between natural ecosystems & agroecosystems
Erick Fernandes - Traditional agroforestry
H. David Thurston - Traditional pest management practices
Robert W. Blake - Pastoral animal systems & integrated crop/animal systems
David M. Bates - The ethnobotanical foundation of traditional agriculture
David M. Bates - The crops and landraces of traditional agricultural systems
Thomas W. Scott - Traditional soil management
Tammo Steenhuis- Traditional irrigation management
H. David Thurston - Raised bed systems (Chinampa video)
Other Cornell courses relating to agricultural development in tropical countries
Another course of interest is
Systems (SCAS 314).
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