Learning and research for sustainable agro-ecosystems by both farmers and scientists.

Lyon, Fergus and Clarke, Sarah and Harris, Frances and Wolf, Martin and Gibbon, David (2005) Learning and research for sustainable agro-ecosystems by both farmers and scientists. Project Report. Middlesex University, London.

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Abstract

This research explored how farming businesses learn, make decisions, benchmark and carry out their own informal experimentation to find the system that meet their needs and their local ecological context. The research also examined how farming businesses and scientific researchers can collaborate. This required a greater understanding amongst scientists and between scientists and businesses, recognising each other's strengths and weaknesses and finding ways of working together. This interdisciplinary subject will be examined by a team of social, environmental and biological researchers, examining ten cases of farmer researcher collaboration with the aim of identifying good practice in interdisciplinary research on agro ecosystems in UK agriculture.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
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Report commisioned by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School
ID Code:3763
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Deposited On:12 Feb 2010 11:07
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