Ecoagriculture: Strategies to Feed the World and Save Wild Biodiversity

Ecoagriculture: Strategies to Feed the World and Save Wild Biodiversity

by Future Harvest, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Sara J. Scherr
     
 

McNeely (chief scientist, IUCN-The World Conservation Union) and Scherr (advisor, Future Harvest-Washington, D.C.) argue that the maintenance of biological diversity can be compatible with increased agricultural yield. They detail 36 case studies that suggest farmers can gain economic benefits in farming systems that promote biodiversity. Technological innovation is a… See more details below

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McNeely (chief scientist, IUCN-The World Conservation Union) and Scherr (advisor, Future Harvest-Washington, D.C.) argue that the maintenance of biological diversity can be compatible with increased agricultural yield. They detail 36 case studies that suggest farmers can gain economic benefits in farming systems that promote biodiversity. Technological innovation is a primary key to the promotion of "ecoagriculture." They provide separate recommendations for areas where the top priorities are maintaining biodiversity, improving agricultural productivity, or promoting poverty reduction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559636452
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
10/18/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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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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