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Farming With Nature,9781597261289

Farming With Nature

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 7/28/2007
Publisher(s): Island Pr

Summary

Farming with Nature is a unique collaboration among renowned agriculture and ecological scientists, leading field conservationists, and farm and community leaders. It offers the state of current knowledge of ecoagriculture. Book jacket.

Author Biography

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

List of Figures, Tables, and Boxesp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
The Challenge for Ecoagriculturep. 1
Agricultural Production in Ecoagriculture Landscapesp. 17
Overview of Section
Scientific Assessment of Ecoagriculture Systemsp. 20
Biodiversity in Agroecosystemsp. 46
Perennial Grainsp. 61
Domesticating and Marketing Novel Cropsp. 83
Tropical Agroforestryp. 103
Livestock Systemsp. 121
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management in Ecoagriculture Landscapesp. 143
Overview of Section
Designing Agricultural Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservationp. 146
Pollinatorsp. 166
From Integrated Pest Management to Adaptive Ecosystem Managementp. 178
Watershed Managementp. 191
Exploiting Ecological Disturbancep. 213
Irrigationp. 231
Remote Sensingp. 250
Institutional Foundations for Ecoagriculturep. 265
Overview of Section
Community Stewardship of Biodiversityp. 268
Community Leadership in Ecoagriculturep. 286
Planning at a Landscape Scalep. 308
Research Partnershipsp. 322
Multistakeholder Partnershipsp. 344
Restructuring the Supply Chainp. 358
Paying Farmers for Stewardshipp. 378
Policy Implications and Knowledge Gapsp. 399
About the Authorsp. 419
Indexp. 425
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