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Cover for Intensifying small-scale agriculture in the western Brazilian Amazon: issues, implications and implementation.

The study area is in the western Brazilian Amazon and is the Brazilian site of the Alternatives to Slash and Burn Agriculture (ASB) Programme. Firstly, the area's land use systems are described and entry points for agricultural intensification strategies are suggested. Secondly, the relative...

Author(s)
Vosti, S. A.; Witcover, J.; Carpentier, C. L.; Oliveira, S. J. M. de; Santos, J. C. dos
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economics of biodiversity loss and agricultural development in low-income countries.

The chapter addresses the biodiversity implications of agricultural development in developing countries, and identifies the major economic factors behind biodiversity loss in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. It contrasts the benefits realized in these sectors with the costs of biodiversity...

Author(s)
Perrings, C.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farm household intensification decisions and the environment.

The chapter develops the theoretical basis for farm households' decisions regarding intensification and extensification of agricultural production. A stylized model of farm household decision-making is developed that illustrates the roles played by clearing efficiency and the productivity of newly...

Author(s)
Pagiola, S.; Holden, S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bioeconomic models and ecoregional development: policy instruments for sustainable intensification.

The chapter illustrates the benefits of using ecoregional and bioeconomic models jointly to address economic and environmental objectives. The advantages and disadvantages of different types of bioeconomic models that can be employed in joint economic and biophysical analysis are discussed. Three...

Author(s)
Ruben, R.; Kuyvenhoven, A.; Kruseman, G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tradeoffs in agriculture, the environment and human health: decision support for policy and technology managers.

The chapter presents the conceptual framework and structure of a model that explicitly addresses tradeoffs among economic, biophysical and health outcomes in an application to the potato-dairy system of the Andean highlands. They highlight the economic-environmental and economic-health tradeoffs...

Author(s)
Crissman, C. C.; Antle, J. M.; Stoorvogel, J. J.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Implications of resource-use intensification for the environment and sustainable technology systems in the central African rainforest.

Empirical results are reported from a principal benchmark site of the Global Initiative for Alternatives to Slash and Burn. The area studied is in the rainforest of the Congo River basin in Central Africa. The chapter examines: (1) the environmental consequences of both population-driven and...

Author(s)
Gockowski, J.; Nkamleu, G. B.; Wendt, J.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated bioeconomic land-use models: an analysis of policy issues in the Atlantic zone of Costa Rica.

Using a bioeconomic modelling approach the chapter analyses land-use alternatives in northern Costa Rica, giving explicit attention to the incorporation of local labour markets, crop and animal production and environmental indicators. Their model is used to analyse the effects of technology and...

Author(s)
Schipper, R. A.; Jansen, H. G. P.; Bouman, B. A. M.; Hengsdijk, H.; Nieuwenhuyse, A.; Sáenz, F.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Intensive food systems in Asia: can the degradation problems be reversed?

The chapter addresses the intensified agricultural systems of Asia and the factors contributing to recent declines in productivity growth in the important rice and rice-wheat systems of the Indo-Gangetic plains of South Asia. They identify a host of agronomic and soil related constraints (salinity, ...

Author(s)
Pingali, P. L.; Rosegrant, M. W.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Moving beyond integrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs) to achieve biodiversity conservation.

The chapter provides: (1) an overview of integrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs); (2) summarizes what a decade of experience has shown and identifies a set of assumptions that underline many ICDPs and other efforts to conserve biodiversity; (3) summarizes findings from an article...

Author(s)
Brandon, K.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter

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