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Ecologization of agriculture has brought with it a change in the frameworks that we apply to agricultural systems analysis. Agroecosystems have evolved to include the human or social component and are increasingly referred to as Social Ecological Systems (SES) or Human Ecological Systems (HES). SE systems are evolving in the face of climate and global environmental changes and are never static. They can often be modeled and explained by agent-based simulations, if they consist of a large number of mutually interacting and interwoven parts or "agents". Complex Adaptive Systems consist of a large number of mutually interacting and interwoven parts and agents. Examples are neural and social networks, nervous and immune systems, ancient and modern cultures, languages, economies and ecologies, galaxies and hurricanes.. The name Complex Adaptive System (CAS) was coined by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute. I intend to apply CAS models in the dynamic analysis of sustainability, vulnerability and resilience in the food systems of South Asia.
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Farming ecosystems on the edge - AlertNet

Farming ecosystems on the edge - AlertNet | Complex & Sustainable | Scoop.it

In our RIO+20 Call-to-action, CGIAR urged to support the wide range of options currently available to restore and better manage degraded environments and ecosystems. CGIAR calls to scale out these options and encourages the adoption through community-designed programs.

We interviewed three senior CGIAR staff to get practical examples of their work in “ecosystems on the edge”: William Dar (Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISAT), Mahmoud Solh (Director General, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas – ICARDA) and Bruce Campbell (Director, The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security - CCAFS).


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Complex Adaptive Systems Group

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What can be done in the drought-stricken Sahel?

What can be done in the drought-stricken Sahel? | Complex & Sustainable | Scoop.it
The UN cannot stop drought or conflict, but it can help to restore the self-sufficiency and dignity of refugees. (What can be done in the drought-stricken #Sahel?
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