The Power of Duck - Integrated Rice and Duck Farming
By Takao Furuno
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?'
from Soil and Health, February 2000, pp 36–37
Recommended by Bill Mollison:
'A beautiful case history of sustainable agriculture – very finely worked out.'
The theory of Integrated Rice and Duck Farming
The practice of Integrated Rice and Duck Farming in Japan
The potential of Integrated Rice and Duck Farming throughout Asia
New Developments in Integrated Rice and Duck Farming