Economics and Ecology of Diversification

The Case of Tropical Tree Crops

Editors: Ruf, Francois, Schroth, Götz (Eds.)

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  • Integrates socio-economic and environmental analysis of recent changes in tropical tree crop production
  • Includes case studies from tree crop agriculture from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific
  • Highly relevant to current discussions of sustainable development and social-environmental impacts of commodity production
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The monoculture systems that have been encouraged by governments since the 1960s have led to major socio-economic and environmental crises. Now the diversification of tree crop systems is advancing throughout the tropics. Why and when does diversification take place? What categories of farmers diversify? What obstacles do they have to overcome, and how do public and private policies interfere in this process? How do land use systems and landscapes evolve as a result of this diversification? According to the authors of this volume, diversification is certainly a response to market risks, but also to the depletion of environmental resources. Ecological changes such as declining soil fertility and increasing pressure from pests, diseases and weeds intensify at the end of monoculture cycles, driving crop change and diversification of farming systems. Through 15 case studies from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, the authors provide us with in-depth insights into the economy and ecology of family agriculture and its recent developments.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction—Economic and Ecological Aspects of Diversification of Tropical Tree Crops

    Pages 1-40

    Ruf, François (et al.)

  • Diversification of Cocoa Farms in Côte d’Ivoire: Complementarity of and Competition from Rubber Rent

    Pages 41-86

    Ruf, François

  • Coconut Farmers and Lethal Yellowing Disease: A Case Study in Two Villages in Ghana’s Central Region

    Pages 87-101

    Ollivier, Jean (et al.)

  • From the Coffee-Cocoa Combination to Oil Palm Cycles: The Case of Dabou and Aboisso in Côte d’Ivoire

    Pages 103-120

    Sayam, Vylie Tientcheu (et al.)

  • Development of Oil Palm Plantations and Orange Groves in the Heart of the Cocoa Territory in Eastern Ghana

    Pages 121-141

    Michel-Dounias, Isabelle (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics and Ecology of Diversification
Book Subtitle
The Case of Tropical Tree Crops
Editors
  • Francois Ruf
  • Götz Schroth
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Éditions Quæ
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7294-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7294-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7293-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0444-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 340
Number of Illustrations
92 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Éditions Quæ, Versailles, France
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