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Session1 - Nutr 241A Agricultural Science and Policy I,...

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S e a r c h Readings: Session 1 Authors : Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D., William Lockeretz, Ph.D. Readings Linking soil quality, water quality and agroecosystem health . Dennis Keeney. (1997) http://www.aaas.org/international/pri/china/keeney_f.htm Key Questions What are the different functions of agroecosystems? What are the major changes in the agroecosystems especially after World War II? What are the reasons for these changes? What are the positive and negative outcomes of these changes? Why was Green Revolution not scalable to all developing countries? What are Keeney’s recommendations which would allow regeneration of agroecosystems? What, according to Keeney, were the drawbacks of the conservation reserve program? Supplementary Readings Differences between natural and agro eco systems
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