Seeds of Sustainability

Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution in Agriculture

Editors: Matson, Pamela A. (Ed.)

  • Draws on one of the most comprehensive studies every conducted on birthplace of The Green Revolution
  • Timely discussion of food security and sustainable economic and agricultural development
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Seeds of Sustainable Agriculture is a groundbreaking analysis of agricultural development and transitions toward more sustainable management in one region. An invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and students alike, it examines new approaches to make agricultural landscapes healthier for both the environment and people.

The Yaqui Valley is one of the most intensive agricultural regions of the world. It also faces resource limitations, threats to human health, and rapidly changing economic conditions. Pamela Matson and colleagues from leading institutions in the U.S. and Mexico spent fifteen years addressing this challenge.

Seeds of Sustainable Agriculture provides unparalleled information about the causes and consequences of current agricultural methods. It also shows how knowledge can translate into better practices, not just in the Yaqui Valley, but throughout the world.

About the authors

Pamela Matson was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley at the beginning of the Yaqui Valley research project. She then moved to Stanford University, becoming the Goldman Professor of Environmental Studies and Co-director of the Center for Environmental Science and Policy in the Institute for International Studies. She is currently Dean of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford and Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Why the Yaqui Valley? An Introduction

    Matson, Pamela (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • A Brief History of the Yaqui Valley

    Dean, Ashley

    Pages 13-27

  • Looking for Win-Wins in Intensive Agriculture

    Matson, Pamela (et al.)

    Pages 31-45

  • Ecosystems and Land-use Change in the Yaqui Valley: Does Agricultural Intensification “Spare Land for Nature”?

    Matson, Pamela (et al.)

    Pages 47-62

  • Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Change and Effectiveness

    McCullough, Ellen (et al.)

    Pages 63-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seeds of Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution in Agriculture
Editors
  • Pamela A. Matson
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Island Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-177-1
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-177-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 294
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