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Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution in Agriculture (Hardback)
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Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution in Agriculture (Hardback)

Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 16/03/2012
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"Seeds of Sustainable Agriculture" is a groundbreaking analysis of agricultural development and transitions toward more sustainable management in one region. An invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and students alike, it examines new approaches to make agricultural landscapes healthier for both the environment and people. The Yaqui Valley is one of the most intensive agricultural regions of the world. It also faces resource limitations, threats to human health, and rapidly changing economic conditions. Pamela Matson and colleagues from leading institutions in the United States and Mexico spent fifteen years addressing this challenge. "Seeds of Sustainable Agriculture" provides unparalleled information about the causes and consequences of current agricultural methods. It also shows how knowledge can translate into better practices, not just in the Yaqui Valley, but throughout the world.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597265225
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 20 mm

..".cutting edge...rigorous...demonstrates both originality and critical reflectiveness...almost uniquely in our collective experience, it speaks seriously, frankly, and insightfully to the challenges of institutionalizing the sort of work it reports on."
--ESA Sustainability Science Award
..".the substance is ripe for harvesting."
"This book...provides ample evidence that moving towards sustainability requires the successful identification, assessment and management of risk and is knowledge-intensive."
--Experimental Agriculture
"[This book] tells the 'human-environment' story of agriculture in this valley between 1993 and 2008....The contributors/researchers try to understand not only the challenges to the people and ecosystems of the valley, but how to address those challenges."
"Matson has provided a pathway for use-inspired, place-based research grounded in the realities of a historically important region. The book is destined to become a classic and oft-cited resource in the growing sustainability science literature."
--Ecological Restoration
"Seeds of Sustainability would make a great book for introducing the ideals and complexity of sustainability to young scientists and curious citizens."
--Natural Areas Journal

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