Ecoagriculture: Strategies to Feed the World and Save Wild Biodiversity / Edition 1

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Overview

<p>Although food-production systems for the world's rural poor typically have had devastating effects on the planet's wealth of genes, species, and ecosystems, that need not be the case in the future. In Ecoagriculture, two of the world's leading experts on conservation and development examine the idea that agricultural landscapes can be designed more creatively to take the needs of human populations into account while also protecting, or even enhancing, biodiversity. They present a thorough overview of the innovative concept of "ecoagriculture" - the management of landscapes for both the production of food and the conservation of wild biodiversity. The book:<ul><li>examines the global impact of agriculture on wild biodiversity<li>describes the challenge of reconciling biodiversity conservation and agricultural goals<li>outlines and discusses the ecoagriculture approach<li>presents diverse case studies that illustrate key strategies<li>explores how policies, markets, and institutions can be re-shaped to support ecoagriculture</ul>While focusing on tropical regions of the developing world - where increased agricultural productivity is most vital for food security, poverty reduction, and sustainable development, and where so much of the world's wild biodiversity is threatened - it also draws on lessons learned in developed countries. Dozens of examples from around the world present proven strategies for small-scale, low-income farmers involved in commercial production.<p>Ecoagriculture explores new approaches to agricultural production that complement natural environments, enhance ecosystem function, and improve rural livelihoods. It features a wealth of real-world case studies that demonstrate the applicability of the ideas discussed and how the principles can be applied, and is an important new work for policymakers, students, researchers, and anyone concerned with conserving biodiversity while sustaining human populations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559636445
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 10/18/2002
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 323
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Cases, Maps, Figures, Tables, and Boxes
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
 
PART I. The Challenge: Agricultural Intensification, Rural Poverty, and Biodiversity
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Wild Biodiversity under Threat
Chapter 3. Agriculture and Human Welfare
Chapter 4. Agriculture and Wild Biodiversity
 
PART II. The Opportunity: Integrating Biodiversity Conservation in Agricultural Development
Chapter 5. Ecoagriculture: Genesis of the Approach
Chapter 6. Making Space for Wildlife in Agricultural
Chapter 7. Enhancing the Habitat Value of Productive
Chapter 8. Coexisting with Wild Biodiversity in Ecoagriculture Systems
 
PART III. Policy Responses
Chapter 9. Policies to Promote Ecoagriculture
Chapter 10. Market Incentives for Ecoagriculture
Chapter 11. Institutions to Support Ecoagriculture
Chapter 12. Bringing Ecoagriculture into the Mainstream
 
Glossary
References
About the Authors
Index
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