Agronomy and Horticulture Department


Date of this Version



Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems (September 2008) 23(3): 261-262

doi: 10.1017/S1742170508002354


Copyright 2008, Cambridge University Press. Used by permission


To welcome yet another book on sustainable development, a reviewer must look for what is unique and what adds value to the volumes already published. In Agricultural Systems, editors Sieglinde Snapp and Barry Pound have assembled a collection of chapters that goes beyond the usual praise and criticism of the green revolution and the focus on economic development. Their book provides a first-hand story by people with lengthy experiences in the field, especially in Africa, who have developed and tested grassroots, participatory development approaches. The result is a valuable set of principles, strategies and case studies that paint a new and feasible greenprint for development.