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Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communities

Series: Advances in Agroecology Series Volume: 5

Edited By: Cornelia Flora

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #126990 | ISBN: 0849309174
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About this book

There is an increasing realization among biophysical scientists that human behavior drastically impacts the degree to which sound agroecosystems are implemented. Written by an international team of experts assembled by a leading rural sociologist, Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communities shows how human behavior impacts agroecosystems both positively and negatively and provides an understanding of alternative ways of working with human communities to increase agroecosystem sustainability.

Through a general overview and a series of case studies, this text demonstrates how changes in the economy influence what local people can do to sustain agroecosystems. It also addresses specific community-based actions located in both temperate and tropical zones in Europe, North America, Asia, Central America, and Latin America that have resulted in more sustainable agroecosystems. With 30 diagrams and illustrations, this volume enables the reader to understand fully the impact of exogenous forces on agroecosystems.


Contents

Introduction, C.B. FloraShifting Agroecosystems and Communities, C.B. FloraAltered Landscapes and Transformed Livelihoods: Banana Companies, Panama Disease, and Rural Communities on the North Coast of Honduras, J. SoluriCommunity Culture and the Evolution of Hog Production: Eastern and Western Oklahoma, C. MaydaForest Conservation and Degradation in a Subsubsistence Agricultural System: Community and Forestry in Mexico, D. KloosterCommunity, Fruits, and Vegetables for Export: The Impact on Two Mexican Ecosystems and Rural Communities, M.B. NockCommunities of Interest and Agroecosystem Restoration: Streuobst in Europe, F. Herzog and A. OetmannTranshumant Communities and Agroecosystems in Patagonia, M. BendiniFarm-Community Entrepreneurial Partnerships in the Midwest, C.B. Flora, G. McIsaac, S. Gasteyer, and M. KromaA Learning Approach to Community Agroecosystem Management, C. Lightfoot, M. Fernandez, R. Noble, R. Ram rez, A. Groot, E. Fernandez-Baca, F. Shao, G. Muro, S. Okelabo, A. Mugenyi, I. Bekalo, A. Rianga, and L. ObareBridges to Sustainability: Links Between Agriculture, Community, and the Ecosystem, L.M. Butler and R. CarknerRural Community Leadership in the Lake Benton Watershed, W. MonsonThe Winnebago Tribe's Agroforestry Project: Linking Indigenous Knowledge, Resource Management Planning, and Community Development, L.C. Rule, M.B. Szymanski, and J.P. CollettiInnovation in Indigenous Production Systems to Maintain Tradition, M. de Lourdes Bar n and D. BarkinEthnicity, Multiple Communities, and the Promotion of Conservation: Strawberries in California, D.C. MountjoyEcobelts: Reconnecting Agriculture and Communities, M.M. Schoenberger, G. Bentrup, and C. A. FrancisAfterward: An Optimistic Future Scenario, C.A. FrancisIndex

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