System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development

Eco-regional approaches for sustainable land use and food production

Proceedings of a symposium on eco-regional approaches in agricultural research, 12–16 December 1994, ISNAR, The Hague

Editors: Bouma, J., Kuyvenhoven, A., Bouman, B.A.M., Luyten, J.C., Zandstra, H.G. (Eds.)

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In the coming decades the world will need to more than double its food and feed production, almost all of the increase being needed in developing countries. This has socioeconomic and biophysical implications. Traditional component and commodity research addresses overly narrow issues at too small a scale. Rural development needs an eco-regional approach that integrates biophysical and socioeconomic work on cropping systems, livestock, the environment, and natural resources.
This book contains the papers, response papers and discussion report of a five-day seminar on eco-regional approaches. It assesses the state of the art of systems approaches applied to eco-regional problems, presenting and discussing a number of case studies. Future research needs are discussed, as well as ways to improve collaboration between research institutes.
The seminar on which the book is based was organised on behalf of the Directorate General for International Cooperation of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Research Institute for Agrobiology and Soil Fertility (AB-DLO), the Wageningen Agricultural University (WAU), and the International Potato Centre (CIP). It was held at the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), and was attended by participants from all CGIAR centres, among others.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Eco-regional approaches, why, what and how

    Rabbinge, R.

    Pages 3-11

  • Facing the challenge of the Andean Zone: the role of modeling in developing sustainable management of natural resources

    Quiroz, R. A. (et al.)

    Pages 13-31

  • Eco-regional approaches and Agenda 21: a policy view

    Berg, R. D.

    Pages 33-40

  • Scenarios for land use in Europe: agro-ecological options within socio-economic boundaries

    Latesteijn, H. C.

    Pages 43-63

  • Natural resources and limits of food production in 2040

    Vries, F. W. T. Penning (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eco-regional approaches for sustainable land use and food production
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of a symposium on eco-regional approaches in agricultural research, 12–16 December 1994, ISNAR, The Hague
Editors
  • Johan Bouma
  • A. Kuyvenhoven
  • B.A.M Bouman
  • J.C. Luyten
  • H.G. Zandstra
Series Title
System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0121-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0121-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3608-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4058-7
Series ISSN
0928-9526
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 507
Topics