Managing Agrodiversity the Traditional Way: Lessons from West Africa in Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Related Natural Resources

Managing Agrodiversity the Traditional Way: Lessons from West Africa in Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Related Natural Resources

by Edwin A. Gyasi
     
 

Drawing on nearly ten years of research in West Africa—primarily Ghana—this book shows how farmers are using traditional food production methods that also cultivate and conserve biodiversity on their lands. The contributors highlight interventions by the United Nations University Project on People, Land Management, and Environmental Change (UNU/PLEC) for

Overview

Drawing on nearly ten years of research in West Africa—primarily Ghana—this book shows how farmers are using traditional food production methods that also cultivate and conserve biodiversity on their lands. The contributors highlight interventions by the United Nations University Project on People, Land Management, and Environmental Change (UNU/PLEC) for sustaining agrodiversity for rural livelihoods, as well as lessons for teaching, policy, and development planning. The volume provides valuable lessons for policymakers, practitioners, students, and teachers involved in agriculture, social science, biological science, and other studies relating to environmental or natural resources management and sustainable development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280810981
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
12/16/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Edwin A. Gyasi is a professor of geography and resource development at the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra. Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic is head of the Department of Agricultural Mechanization and Irrigation Technology at the University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana. Essie T. Blay is an associate professor in the Department of Crop Science, University of Ghana. William Oduro is director of the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

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