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Agrodiversity - Learning From Farmers Across the Word

£16.99

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Very good like new condition with little to no shelf wear

Through generations of innovation and experiment, smallholder farms (cultivated pieces of land smaller than 50 acres) have nurtured a rich diversity of both wild and domestic plants and animals. While most academic literature emphasizes the accelerated loss of biodiversity, this book describes how large numbers of smallholder farmers are conserving biodiversity in their farmlands and surrounds. Based on the fieldwork of the United Nations University Project on People, Land Management and Environmental Change (PLEC), the book observes how farmers use their knowledge and skills to manage diversity and to manage their resources conservatively and profitably. The book highlights positive examples of resource management in Brazil, China, Ghana, Guinea, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Thailand, Tanzania, Uganda, Britain, the United States, Japan and Australia. These examples demonstrate how "agrodiversity" practices can be used to reverse loss of biodiversity, control land degradation and improve small farmers' livelihoods, and how they could be successfully applied to other situations.

Item details

Author(s):
Brookfield, Harod; Parsons, Helen; Brookfield, Muriel
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9280810871
ISBN-13:
9789280810875
Number of pages:
343
Publisher:
United Nations University Press

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About this item

Very good like new condition with little to no shelf wear

Through generations of innovation and experiment, smallholder farms (cultivated pieces of land smaller than 50 acres) have nurtured a rich diversity of both wild and domestic plants and animals. While most academic literature emphasizes the accelerated loss of biodiversity, this book describes how large numbers of smallholder farmers are conserving biodiversity in their farmlands and surrounds. Based on the fieldwork of the United Nations University Project on People, Land Management and Environmental Change (PLEC), the book observes how farmers use their knowledge and skills to manage diversity and to manage their resources conservatively and profitably. The book highlights positive examples of resource management in Brazil, China, Ghana, Guinea, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Thailand, Tanzania, Uganda, Britain, the United States, Japan and Australia. These examples demonstrate how "agrodiversity" practices can be used to reverse loss of biodiversity, control land degradation and improve small farmers' livelihoods, and how they could be successfully applied to other situations.

Author(s):
Brookfield, Harod; Parsons, Helen; Brookfield, Muriel
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9280810871
ISBN-13:
9789280810875
Number of pages:
343
Publisher:
United Nations University Press

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