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Cover for Integrated natural resource management: linking productivity, the environment and development.

This book, which contains 15 separately authored chapters, discusses both the principles and applications of an integrated approach to natural resource management. Such an approach must embrace the complexity of systems and redirect research towards the greater inclusion of issues such as...

Author(s)
Campbell, B. M.; Sayer, J. A.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Research to integrate productivity enhancement, environmental protection, and human development.

To meet the challenges of poverty and environmental sustainability, a different kind of research will be needed. This research will need to embrace the complexity of these systems by redirecting the objectives of research toward enhancing adaptive capacity, by incorporating more participatory...

Author(s)
Sayer, J. A.; Campbell, B. M.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the performance of natural resource systems.

The importance of bounding the problem of assessing the performance of natural resource management and preparing a conceptual model of the system (as applied to Zimbabwe) is highlighted. We suggest that the capital assets approach to livelihoods may be an appropriate organizing principle for the...

Author(s)
Campbell, B. M.; Sayer, J. A.; Frost, P.; Vermeulen, S.; Ruiz Pérez, M.; Cunningham, A.; Prabhu, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ecosystem approaches to sustainable forest management: changing realities.

This paper summarizes the results of a study on parallel concepts for forest conservation that have emerged during recent times in order to cope with new trends and challenges in sustainable forest management. Various case studies from different regions are presented, i.e., Australia, USA, India,...

Author(s)
Sayer, J. A.; Maginnis, S.; Rietbergen, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932503)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the impact of integrated natural resource management: challenges and experiences.

Assessing the impact of integrated natural resource management (INRM) research poses a challenge to scientists. The complexity of INRM interventions requires a more holistic approach to impact assessment, beyond the plot and farm levels and beyond traditional analysis of economic returns. Impact...

Author(s)
Gottret, M. V.; White, D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Negotiation support models for integrated natural resource management in tropical forest margins.

Natural resource management research has to evolve from a focus on plans, maps, and regulations to an acknowledgment of the complex, sometimes chaotic, reality in the field, with a large number of actors making their own decisions. As outside actors, we can only try to facilitate and support a...

Author(s)
Noordwijk, M. van; Tomich, T. P.; Verbist, B.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Delivering the goods: scaling out results of natural resource management research.

To help integrated natural resource management research "deliver the goods" for many of the world's poor over a large area and in a timely manner, the authors suggest a problem solving approach that facilitates the scaling out of relevant agricultural practices. They propose 7 ways to foster...

Author(s)
Harrington, L.; White, J. A.; Grace, P.; Hodson, D.; Hartkamp, A. D.; Vaughan, C.; Meisner, C.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Blending "hard" and "soft" science: the "follow-the-technology" approach to catalyzing and evaluating technology change.

This paper develops the "follow-the-technology" (FTT) approach to catalysing, managing, and evaluating rural technology change as a framework that both "hard" and "soft" scientists can work with. To deal with complexity, integrated natural resource management (INRM) needs ways of working that are...

Author(s)
Douthwaite, B.; Haan, N. de; Manyong, V. M.; Keatinge, J. D. H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing viability and sustainability: a systems-based approach for deriving comprehensive indicator sets.

This paper describes a different system-based approach based on new developments in ecological and general systems theory. Performance assessment in holistic approaches such as integrated natural resource management has to deal with a complex set of interacting and self-organizing natural and human ...

Author(s)
Bossel, H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrating research on food and the environment: an exit strategy from the rational fool syndrome in agricultural science.

The thesis of this paper is that the "rational fool" syndrome can be applied to mainstream public sector agricultural research that is conducted in a way that is rational in the short term, but acts against its own long-term viability. A long-term strategic research agenda for the public sector is...

Author(s)
Ashby, J. A.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter

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