Springer Geography

The Future of Mountain Agriculture

Editors: Mann, Stefan (Ed.)

  • First global view on mountain agriculture
  • A truly interdisciplinary perspective on a relevant subject
  • Well-known contributors with a sound scientific background
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About this book

Mountain agriculture is a socially and culturally unique system, but also a regionally important economic sector. In a globalising world, it is clear that fertile areas on all continents will always be used to produce large quantities of agricultural products in order to feed the world and, increasingly, provide biomass as a source of energy. It is far less clear, however, how land use in steep and more peripheral regions will evolve. By definition, farmland in mountain areas is more difficult to work because of steep slopes and missing accessibility. Climate conditions and poor soil quality often add to these adverse conditions.

Through overcoming limited views from one region only or from one discipline, this book intends to draw a first truly international perspective on the issue of mountain farming.

Reviews

“This book is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in how highland farmers are responding to the same changes that are roiling lowland agriculture. The 9 chapters are engaging and methodically researched. The authors include significant quantitative data to support their assertions on the sociocultural dynamics in their respective areas. … Prospective researchers would do well to apply the approach used in this volume.” (Stephen F. Cunha, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 35 (2), May, 2015)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mann, Stefan

    Pages 1-4

  • Land Use and Landscape Change in the Rockies: Implications for Mountain Agriculture

    Cline, Sarah A.

    Pages 5-19

  • Conservation Agriculture in the Andean Highlands: Promise and Precautions

    Alwang, Jeffrey (et al.)

    Pages 21-38

  • Enhancing Crop Diversity and Livelihood Security in the Andes Through the Emergence of Agricultural Innovation Systems

    Hellin, Jon

    Pages 39-50

  • The Future of Agriculture in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco: The Need to Integrate Traditional Ecological Knowledge

    Montanari, Bernadette

    Pages 51-72

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-33584-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-33583-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42821-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Mountain Agriculture
Editors
  • Stefan Mann
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33584-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33584-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-33583-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42821-0
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 178
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