Synopses & Reviews
If you are like us, on a quest for knowledge about sustainable design systems...
We're talking about the rubbish popularised by chemical companies that rice production is chemical dependent 10,000 Japanese rice growers have proved otherwise.
This book is written by a farmer for farmers a complete guide to integrated duck and rice farming.
Takao Furuno, a Japanese rice farmer has been producing sustainable, profitable organic rice for the last ten years. Abundantly illustrated, tabled and photographed, this book serves as a text-book for case studies and farmer-evolved natural systems.
"Farmers have increased their yield by 20 to 50 per cent or more in the first year."
Mae-Wan Ho, Open University, Milton Keyes, U.K.
"By using human imagination and ingenuity, and by co-operating with nature rather than re-engineering it, Takao Furuno has cleared yet another path for a safe, diverse and sustainable agricultural future. So who needs transgenic crops?"
Soil and Health, February 2000, pp 36-37
"A beautiful case history of sustainable agriculture very finely worked out."