5 Best Books on Integrated Farming Systems

We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Integrated Farming Systems, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Integrated Farming Systems Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Integrated Farming Systems below.

1."The Bio-Integrated Farm and Home" by Shawn Jadrnicek
“The Bio-Integrated Farm and Home” Book Review: This book provides detailed information about designing and building a wide range of bio-integrated projects. It includes reflecting ponds, water-storage ponds, multipurpose basins, greenhouses, compost heat extraction, pastured chicken systems. It also explains about aquaculture, hydroponics, hydronic heating, water filtration and aeration, cover cropping, and innovative rainwater-harvesting systems.

2."Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture: An integrated systems research approach (Earthscan Food and Agriculture)" by Ingrid Oborn and Bernard Vanlauwe
“Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture: An integrated systems research approach (Earthscan Food and Agriculture)” Book Review: This book provides a key concept and driver for research and policy in sustainable agriculture. It explains ecological, economic and social dimensions, where food and nutrition security, gender and equity are crucial components. The book discusses different aspects of system research in agriculture. The book describes the outputs of the three CGIAR Research Programs on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics, Aquatic Agricultural Systems and Dryland Systems. It is based on the conceptual underpinnings of systems research and sustainable intensification in practice. It also contains case studies from different countries and agro-ecological zones in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

3."Integrated Forest Gardening: The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems" by Wayne Weiseman and Daniel Halsey
“Integrated Forest Gardening: The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems” Book Review: This book provides a complete and comprehensive reference about plant guilds. It covers in-depth about what guilds are and how to design and construct them with color photography and design illustrations. It explains what we can observe about natural plant guilds in the wild and the importance of observation. The book gives detailed research on the structure of plant guilds, and a portrait of an oak tree. It also describes animal interactions with plant guilds. It contains information about guild project management including budgets, implementation, management, and maintenance. It is useful for permaculture designers and professional growers.

4."Food from dry lands: An integrated approach to planning of agricultural development (System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development)" by Alberda and H van Keulen
5."Sustainable Agriculture and Integrated Farming Systems" by Thomas Edens
We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Integrated Farming Systems and came out with a recommended list and their reviews. If any more book needs to be added to this list, please email us. We are working on free pdf downloads for books on Integrated Farming Systems and will publish the download link here. Fill out this Integrated Farming Systems books pdf download" request form for download notification.

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