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Cultivating multi-cultural teams: lessons learned in the "milpa" of an Agroecology MSc course

Morse, Suzanne R.; Lieblein, Geir; Breland, Tor Arvid; Francis, Charles and Nicolaysen, Anna Marie (2014) Cultivating multi-cultural teams: lessons learned in the "milpa" of an Agroecology MSc course. Paper at: IFOAM Organic World Congress 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, 13-15 October 2014. [Completed]

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Traditional milpa polycultures of maize-bean-squash consistently have higher yields and are more resilient to stresses than monocultures. This synergistic outcome builds on species differences in physiology and morphology. In our agroecology program, the faculty work as milperos, intentionally developing multi-cultural teams that are capable of building upon their differences.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:building social capital among stakeholders and diverse teams for the improvement of organic agriculture
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englisheducationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2488
UNSPECIFIEDmulti-stakeholdersUNSPECIFIED
EnglishPolyculture (agriculture)http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_32411
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Practitioners Track
Norway > NMBU - Norwegian University of Life Sciences
USA > Other organizations
Deposited By: Morse, Dr Suzanne
ID Code:24014
Deposited On:29 Jan 2015 15:40
Last Modified:29 Jan 2015 15:40
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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