Exit Viewer

Sustainable Ecological Agriculture in China: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Pra ...

Chapter :  Introduction: Putting Ecological Economics into Sustainable Agricultural Practices
Read
image Next
Sustainable Ecological Agriculture in China:

Introduction

Putting Ecological
Economics into Sustainable
Agricultural Practices

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he will end in certainties.

—Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning, 1605

This chapter introduces the core research problems and then outlines the path through which the conclusions of the book are reached. In the next section, a general background to the research is provided, while the research problems and contentions are outlined. Following a justification of the research, a transdisciplinary analytical framework and a holistic methodology are proposed. Finally, an outline of the book is provided at the end of the chapter.