Agroecosystem Diversity,
Edition 1 Reconciling Contemporary Agriculture and Environmental Quality
Edited by Gilles Lemaire, Paulo Cesar de Faccio Carvalho, Scott Kronberg and Sylvie Recous

Publication Date: 10 Oct 2018

Agro-Ecosystem Diversity: Impact on Food Security and Environmental Quality presents cutting-edge exploration of developing novel farming systems and introduces landscape ecology to agronomy. It encompasses the broad range of links between agricultural development and ecological impact and how to limit the potential negative results. Presented in seven sections, each focusing on a specific challenge to sustaining diversity, the book provides insights toward the argument that by re-introducing diversity, it should be possible to maintain a high level of productivity of agro-ecosystems while also maintaining and/or restoring a satisfactory level of environment quality and biodiversity.

Key Features

  • Demonstrates that diversified agro-ecosystems can be intensified with environmental quality preserved, restored and enhanced
  • Includes analysis of economic constraints leading to specialization of farms and regions and the social locking forces resisting to diversification of agro-ecosystems
  • Presents a global vision of world agriculture and the tradeoff between a necessary increase in food production and restoring environment quality
About the author
Edited by Gilles Lemaire, Honorary Director of Research, INRA Lusignan, France Doctor ès Science, University of Caen, France ; Paulo Cesar de Faccio Carvalho, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil; Scott Kronberg, USDA-ARS and Sylvie Recous, INRA, FARE Laboratory, Reims, France
Book details
ISBN: 9780128110508
Page Count: 478
Retail Price : £97.99
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