Multifunctional agriculture, ecology and food security: international perspectives

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Lawrey, Roger. Pillarisetti, J. Ram, Lawrey, Roger and Ahmad, Azman (ed.) 2013. Multifunctional agriculture, ecology and food security: international perspectives. New York, United States. Nova Science Publishers.
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Multifunctional agriculture, ecology and food security: international perspectives

Book CategoryEdited book
ERA Publisher ID2797
Authors
EditorLawrey, Roger
EditorsPillarisetti, J. Ram, Lawrey, Roger and Ahmad, Azman
Number of Pages362
SeriesGlobal Agriculture Developments
Year2013
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Place of PublicationNew York, United States
ISBN9781626182943
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.

Keywordsdeveloping countries; indigenous knowledge; biodiversity; food security
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020380101. Agricultural economics
440499. Development studies not elsewhere classified
410401. Conservation and biodiversity
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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