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Nature's matrix : linking agriculture, conservation and food sovereignty

Author: Ivette Perfecto; John H Vandermeer; Angus Lindsay Wright
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Earthscan, 2010. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The analysis in this book is based on the linking of three key political issues. The first is the crisis of biodiversity loss, universally acknowledged as a major contemporary problem. The second has to do with food and agriculture, a crisis issue for the past two decades. The third is the political unrest in rural areas, engendered most recently by a collapse in rural product markets, resulting in massive  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivette Perfecto; John H Vandermeer; Angus Lindsay Wright
ISBN: 9781844077823 1844077829
OCLC Number: 935456064
Description: x, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Matrix matters: an overview --
The ecological argument --
The agricultural matrix --
The broad social context for understanding biodiversity, conservation and agriculture --
Coffee, cacao and food crops: case studies of agriculture and biodiversity --
The new paradigm.
Other Titles: Linking agriculture, conservation and food sovereignty
Responsibility: Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer and Angus Wright.

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Landscapes are frequently seen as fragments of natural habitat surrounded by a 'sea' of agriculture. This work proposes a fresh approach to the conservation of biodiversity based on advances in the  Read more...

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'This well written book is informed by sophisticated ecological theory applied to the complexities of modern tropical development in a dazzling critique of conventional thinking.' - Susanna Hecht, Read more...

 
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