Integrated Resource Management: Agroforestry for Development

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Overview

Written to help bring agriculture's "Green Revolution" to the third world, Integrated Resource Management includes overviews of current agricultural production systems and their alternatives, demographics on mortality and population growth, soils, erosion, water availability, sustainable integrated agroforestry systems and behavioral adaptations.

Key Features
• Explains why a quality environment is essential for future agricultural and economic development
Demonstrates that integrated resource management leads to sustainable and productive agriculture for development
• Shows that certain agroforestry techniques conserve soil, water, energy, and biological resources and at the same time increase food and fuel supplies
• Addresses the need for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and training to implement sound resource management policies and programs

Audience: Environmental scientists, ecologists, agricultural scientists, foresters, and crop scientists.

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Noting that the limits of the Green Revolution--a high-tech, high- investment, hybrid, high-pollution approach to agriculture--are now abundantly clear, scientists and development workers explain possible alternatives employing low energy input, smallness of scale, intensive use of labor, and long term sustainability. Addressed to environmental and agricultural scientists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124064102
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/1/1992
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview:
C.V. Kidd, Food Production.
P. Demeny, D. Meadows, and C.V. Kidd, Population Change: Global Trends and Future Implications.
Soil and Water Resources:
F. Troeh and D. Pimentel, Soil and Land.
E. Clark, D. Pimentel, and F. Troeh, Soil Erosion.
P. Riley, D. Pimentel, and C.V. Kidd, Water.
Productive Sustainable Systems: Agroforestry:
R. Winterbottom, Integrated Resource Management Systems—Definition and Assessment.
J. Gritzner and D. Pimentel, Examples, Case Studies, and Models.
P. Oram and D. Pimentel, Research Challenges: Ecosystems and Economics.
L. Fortmann, Social Aspects of Resource Management Systems.
E. Boulding, A Sociological Analysis of Alternative Agriculture.
Summary:
C.V. Kidd, Observations and Conclusions.
Appendix: Committee on Population, Resources, and the Environment.

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