The book series Systems Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development is intended for readers ranging from advanced students and research leaders to research scientists in developed and developing countries. It will contribute to the development of sustainable and productive systems in the tropics, subtropics and temperate regions, consistent with changes in population, environment, technology and economic structure. The series will bring together and integrate disciplines related to systems approaches for sustainable agricultural development, in particular from the technical and the socio-economic sciences, and presents new developments in these areas. Furthermore, the series will generalize the integrated views, results and experiences to new geographical areas and will present alternative options for sustained agricultural development for specific situations. The volumes to be published in the series will be, generally, multi-authored and result from multi-disciplinary projects, symposiums, or workshops, or are invited. All books will meet the highest possible scientific quality standards and will be up-to-date. The series aims to publish approximately three books per year, with a maximum of 500 pages each.