Multifunctional agriculture, ecology and food security: international perspectives

Pillarisetti, J. Ram and Lawrey, Roger and Ahmad, Azman, eds. (2013) Multifunctional agriculture, ecology and food security: international perspectives. Global Agriculture Developments. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, NY. United States. ISBN 978-1-62618-294-3

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Abstract

The editors have been deeply interested and engaged in research in environmental and development issues for many years. The idea for this book came from the editors' research and consulting on multifunctional agriculture issues. We have noticed that the international research being conducted on the multifunctional aspects of agriculture and their links to an ecologically sustainable approach to agriculture is predominantly focused on advanced economies. Research on developing country experiences on multifunctional agriculture is either limited, focused on very few countries, or is not widely disseminated. This made us realise how important it is to disseminate knowledge and information about the potential benefits of multifunctional agriculture in developing countries, which may include poverty alleviation, food security and sustainability, flood mitigation, carbon sequestration, and the preservation of biodiversity, cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge.


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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2013 04:18
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 04:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: developing countries; indigenous knowledge; biodiversity; food security
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960702 Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23835

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