Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_19

Agroecology is the attempt to apply ecological principles to agricultural systems, with the objective of sustaining those systems in an environmentally sound manner (Thomas and Kevan, 1993).



  1. Thomas, V.G., and Kevan, P.G., 1993. Basic principle of agroecology and sustainable agriculture. J. Agric. Environ. Ethics, 5: 1–18.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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