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Economics and Ecology of Diversification - The Case of Tropical Tree Crops (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015) Loot Price: R3,711
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Economics and Ecology of Diversification - The Case of Tropical Tree Crops (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Francois Ruf, Goetz...

Economics and Ecology of Diversification - The Case of Tropical Tree Crops (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)

Francois Ruf, Goetz Schroth

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The monoculture systems that have been encouraged by governments since the 1960s have led to major socio-economic and environmental crises. Now the diversification of tree crop systems is advancing throughout the tropics. Why and when does diversification take place? What categories of farmers diversify? What obstacles do they have to overcome, and how do public and private policies interfere in this process? How do land use systems and landscapes evolve as a result of this diversification? According to the authors of this volume, diversification is certainly a response to market risks, but also to the depletion of environmental resources. Ecological changes such as declining soil fertility and increasing pressure from pests, diseases and weeds intensify at the end of monoculture cycles, driving crop change and diversification of farming systems. Through 15 case studies from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, the authors provide us with in-depth insights into the economy and ecology of family agriculture and its recent developments.

General

Imprint: Springer
Country of origin: Netherlands
Release date: July 2015
First published: 2015
Editors: Francois Ruf • Goetz Schroth
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 340
Edition: 1st ed. 2015
ISBN-13: 978-9401772938
Categories: Books > Business & Economics > Economics > General
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Primary industries > Agriculture & related industries
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Applied ecology > Biodiversity
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics > Sustainability
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > Crop husbandry > General
LSN: 9401772932
Barcode: 9789401772938

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