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Farming with Nature: The Science and Practice of Ecoagriculture

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Publisher Comments:


A growing body of evidence shows that agricultural landscapes can be managed not only to produce crops but also to support biodiversity and promote ecosystem health. Innovative farmers and scientists, as well as indigenous land managers, are developing diverse types of “ecoagriculture” landscapes to generate cobenefits for production, biodiversity, and local people.

Farming with Nature offers a synthesis of the state of knowledge of key topics in ecoagriculture. The book is a unique collaboration among renowned agricultural and ecological scientists, leading field conservationists, and farm and community leaders to synthesize knowledge and experience across sectors. The book examines:

• The knowledge base for ecoagriculture as well as barriers, gaps, and opportunities for developing improved ecoagriculture systems

• What we have learned about managing landscapes to achieve multiple objectives at a landscape scale

• Existing incentives for farmers, other land managers, and investors to develop and invest in ecoagriculture systems

• Pathways to develop, implement, manage, and scale up successful ecoagriculture

Insights are drawn from around the world, in tropical, Mediterranean, and temperate environments, from farming systems that range from highly commercialized to semi-subsistence. Farming with Nature is an important new work that can serve as a foundation document for planners, farm organizations, researchers, project developers, and policy makers to develop strategies for promoting and sustaining ecoagriculture landscapes. Replete with valuable best practice guidelines, it is a critical resource for both practitioners and researchers in the field.

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Scientists working in the field, researchers in academia, managers of programs from the local to the international, science writers, and other contributors set out the principles and practices of incorporating insights from environmental sciences into commercial agriculture. They cover agricultural production in ecoagricultural landscapes, biodiversity and ecosystem management in ecoagricultural landscapes, and institutional foundations for ecoagriculture. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Farming with Nature offers a synthesis of the state of knowledge of key topics in ecoagriculture. The book is a unique collaboration among renowned agricultural and ecological scientists, leading field conservationists, and farm and community leaders to synthesize knowledge and experience across sectors.

About the Author

Sara J. Scherr is an agricultural and natural resource economist and is Director of Ecoagriculture Partners and Director of Ecosystem Services for Forest Trends.

Jeffrey A. McNeely is Chief Scientist at IUCN, The World Conservation Union.

Table of Contents

Lists of Figures, Tables, and Boxes

Acknowledgments

Preface

Chapter 1. The Challenge for Ecoagriculture \ Sara J. Scherr and Jeffrey A. McNeely

 

PART I. Agricultural Production in Ecoagriculture Landscapes

-Overview of Section        

Chapter 2. Scientific Assessment of Ecoagriculture Systems \ Louise E. Buck, Thomas A. Gavin, Norman T. Uphoff, and David R. Lee

Chapter 3. Biodiversity in Agroecosystems \ Judith Thompson, Toby Hodgkin, Kwesi Atta-Krah, Devra Jarvis,  Coosje Hoogendoorn, and Stefano Padulosi

Chapter 4. Perennial Grains \  Lee R. DeHaan, Thomas S. Cox, David L. Van Tassel, and Jerry D. Glover

Chapter 5. Domesticating and Marketing Novel Crops \  Roger R.B. Leakey

Chapter 6. Tropical Agroforestry \ Götz Schroth and Maria do Socorro Souza da Mota

Chapter 7. Livestock Systems \ Constance L. Neely and Richard Hatfield

 

PART II. Biodiversity and Ecosystem management in Ecoagriculature Landscrapes

-Overview of Section                                                                    

Chapter 8. Designing Agricultural Landscapes for biodiversity Conservation \ Celia A. Harvey

Chapter 9. Pollinators \ Barbara Gemmill-Herren, Connal Eardley, John Mburu, Wanja Kinuthia, and Dino Martins

Chapter 10. From Integrated Pest Management to Adaptive Ecosystem Management \ Hans Herren, Johann Baumg ärtner and Gianni Gilioli

Chapter 11. Watershed Management \ Meine van Noordwijk, Fahmuddin Agus, Bruno Verbist, Kurniatun Hairiah and Thomas P. Tomich

Chapter 12. Exploiting Ecological Disturbance \ Jan Sendzimir and Zsuzsanna Flachner

Chapter 13. Irrigation \ David Molden, Rebecca Tharme, Iskandar Abdullaev, and Ranjitha Puskur

Chapter 14. Remote Sensing \ Aaron Dushku, Sandra Brown, Tim Pearson, David Shoch, and Bill Howley

 

PART III. Institutional Foundations for Ecoagriculture

-Overview of Section                                                                    

Chapter 15. Community Stewardship of Biodiversity \ Augusta Molnar, Sara Scherr and Arvind Khare

Chapter 16. Community Leadership in Ecoagriculture \ Donato Bumacas, Delia Catacutan, Gladman Chibememe, and Claire Rhodes

Chapter 17. Planning at a Landscape Scale \ William J. Jackson, Stewart Maginnis, and Sandeep Sengupta

Chapter 18. Research Partnerships \ Thomas P. Tomich, Dagmar Timmer, Sandra J. Velarde, Cheryl A. Palm, Meine van Noordwijk and Andrew N. Gillison

Chapter 19: Multistakeholder Partnerships \ Minu Hemmati

Chapter 20: Restructuring the Supply Chain \ Edward Millard

Chapter 21: Paying Farmers for Stewardship

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597261289
Subtitle:
The Science and Practice of Ecoagriculture
Author:
Sara J.Scherr and Jeffrey A. McNeely
Editor:
Scherr, Sara J.; McNeely, Jeffrey A.
Editor:
Scherr, Sara J.
Editor:
McNeely, Jeffrey A.
Author:
Scherr, Sara J.
Author:
McNeely, Jeffrey A.
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Sustainable agriculture
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Biodiversity conservation
Subject:
Agriculture - Sustainable Agriculture
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Agriculture-Sustainable Living
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
July 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Sustainable Living
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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