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Farming With Nature: The Science and Practice of Ecoagriculture

Edited By: Sara J Scherr and Jeffrey A McNeely

445 pages, Figs, tabs

Island Press

Paperback | Jun 2007 | #165787 | ISBN-13: 9781597261289
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Hardback | Aug 2007 | #165786 | ISBN-13: 9781597261272
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About this book

A growing body of evidence shows that agricultural landscapes can be managed not only to produce crops but also to support biodiversity and promote ecosystem health. Innovative farmers and scientists, as well as indigenous land managers, are developing diverse types of "ecoagriculture" landscapes to generate cobenefits for production, biodiversity, and local people.

Farming with Nature offers a synthesis of the state of knowledge of key topics in ecoagriculture. The book is a unique collaboration among renowned agricultural and ecological scientists, leading field conservationists, and farm and community leaders to synthesize knowledge and experience across sectors.

Insights are drawn from around the world, in tropical, Mediterranean, and temperate environments, from farming systems that range from highly commercialized to semi-subsistence. Farming with Nature is an important new work that can serve as a foundation document for planners, farm organizations, researchers, project developers, and policy makers to develop strategies for promoting and sustaining ecoagriculture landscapes.


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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.

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