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
- Originality of research Reputation of authors and institutions involved
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- About this book
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
A Brief History of the Yaqui Valley
Looking for Win-Wins in Intensive Agriculture
Ecosystems and Land-use Change in the Yaqui Valley: Does Agricultural Intensification “Spare Land for Nature”?
Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Change and Effectiveness
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- Book Title
- Seeds of Sustainability
- Book Subtitle
- Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution in Agriculture
- Pamela A. Matson
- Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
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- Island Press
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- XVIII, 294