Advances in Agroforestry

Integrating Landscapes: Agroforestry for Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty

Editors: Montagnini, Florencia (Ed.)

  • Holistic, multidisciplinary perspective, encompassing factors and variables from multiple disciplines
  • Attractive to professionals and students in a variety of fields related to agriculture, rural development, restoration, environmental management, ecology, agroecology
  • Discusses current challenges faced today by agroforestry researchers and practitioners and proposes innovative approaches to tackle them
  • Emphasis on Latin America, North America with case studies from other parts of the world
  • Contributors are an assemblage of researchers, academicians and practitioners from agroforestry, environmental management and related fields who approach the issues from unique perspectives
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Agroforestry systems (AFS) are becoming increasingly relevant worldwide as society has come to recognize their multiple roles and services: biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration, adaptation and mitigation of climate change, restoration of degraded ecosystems, and tools for rural development. This book summarizes advances in agroforestry research and practice and raises questions as to the effectiveness of AFS to solve the development and environmental challenges the world presents us today.

Currently AFS are considered to be a land use that can achieve a compromise among productive and environmental functions. Apparently, AFS can play a significant role in rural development even in the most challenging socioeconomic and ecological conditions, but still there is a lot of work to do to reach these goals. Considerable funding is spent in projects directed to enhancing productivity and sustainability of smallholders forestry and agroforestry practices. These projects and programs face many questions and challenges related to the integration of traditional knowledge to promote the most suitable systems for each situation; access to markets for AFS products, and scaling up of successful AFS. These complex questions need innovative approaches from varying perspectives and knowledge bases.

This book gathers fresh and novel contributions from a set of Yale University researchers and associates who intend to provide alternative and sometimes departing insights into these pressing questions. The book focuses on the functions that AFS can provide when well designed and implemented: their role in rural development as they can improve food security and sovereignty and contribute to provision of energy needs to the smallholders; and their environmental functions: contribution to biodiversity conservation, to increased connectivity of fragmented landscapes, and adaptation and mitigation of climate change. The chapters present conceptual aspects and case studies ranging from traditional to more modern approaches, from tropical as well as from temperate regions of the world, with examples of the AFS functions mentioned above. 

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: Challenges for Agroforestry in the New Millennium

    Montagnini, Florencia

    Pages 3-10

  • The Contribution of Agroforestry to Sustainable Development Goal 2: End Hunger, Achieve Food Security and Improved Nutrition, and Promote Sustainable Agriculture

    Montagnini, Florencia (et al.)

    Pages 11-45

  • Tropical Dry Forests in Multi-functional Landscapes: Agroforestry Systems for Conservation and Livelihoods

    Montes-Londoño, Irene

    Pages 47-78

  • Agroforestry for the Northeastern United States: Research, Practice, and Possibilities

    Roberts, Eli

    Pages 79-126

  • Resilience Management at the Landscape Level: An Approach to Tackling Social-Ecological Vulnerability of Agroforestry Systems

    López, Dardo R. (et al.)

    Pages 127-148

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eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-69371-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69370-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrating Landscapes: Agroforestry for Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty
Editors
  • Florencia Montagnini
Series Title
Advances in Agroforestry
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69371-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69371-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69370-5
Series ISSN
1875-1199
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 501
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour
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