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Tradeoffs or synergies? Agricultural intensification, economic development and the environment.

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The central objective of the volume is to review and consider a range of evidence on the 'tradeoffs versus synergies' theme as it pertains to the multiple objectives of agricultural intensification in low-income countries. The evidence is wide ranging and includes theoretical and conceptual analysis, numerous empirical examples and case studies from Asia, Africa and Latin America and analyses of selected technology, policy and institutional issues. The book contains 24 chapters and an index.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 17) The doubly green revolution: balancing food, poverty and environmental needs in the 21st century. Author(s): Conway, G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 35) Population, agricultural land use and the environment in developing countries. Author(s): Bilsborrow, R. E. Carr, D. L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 57) The economics of biodiversity loss and agricultural development in low-income countries. Author(s): Perrings, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 73) Farm household intensification decisions and the environment. Author(s): Pagiola, S. Holden, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 89) When does technological change in agriculture promote deforestation? Author(s): Angelsen, A. Kaimowitz, D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 115) Bioeconomic models and ecoregional development: policy instruments for sustainable intensification. Author(s): Ruben, R. Kuyvenhoven, A. Kruseman, G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 135) Tradeoffs in agriculture, the environment and human health: decision support for policy and technology managers. Author(s): Crissman, C. C. Antle, J. M. Stoorvogel, J. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 151) Balancing regional development priorities to achieve sustainable and equitable agricultural growth. Author(s): Hazell, P. Fan ShengGen
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 171) Pathways of development in the hillside areas of Honduras: causes and implications for agricultural production, poverty and sustainable resource use. Author(s): Pender, J. Scherr, S. J. Durón, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 197) Implications of resource-use intensification for the environment and sustainable technology systems in the central African rainforest. Author(s): Gockowski, J. Nkamleu, G. B. Wendt, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 221) Agricultural intensification, deforestation and the environment: assessing tradeoffs in Sumatra, Indonesia. Author(s): Tomich, T. P. Noordwijk, M. van Budidarsono, S. Gillison, A. Kusumanto, T. Murdiyarso, D. Stolle, F. Fagi, A. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 245) Intensifying small-scale agriculture in the western Brazilian Amazon: issues, implications and implementation. Author(s): Vosti, S. A. Witcover, J. Carpentier, C. L. Oliveira, S. J. M. de Santos, J. C. dos
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 267) Integrated bioeconomic land-use models: an analysis of policy issues in the Atlantic zone of Costa Rica. Author(s): Schipper, R. A. Jansen, H. G. P. Bouman, B. A. M. Hengsdijk, H. Nieuwenhuyse, A. Sáenz, F.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 285) Land tenure and the management of land and trees: a comparative study of Asia and Africa. Author(s): Otsuka, K. Place, F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 303) Sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in India's semi-arid tropics. Author(s): Kerr, J. Ganesh Pangare Pangare, V. L. George, P. J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 325) Soil fertility, small-farm intensification and the environment in Africa. Author(s): Sanchez, P. A. Jama, B. Niang, A. I. Palm, C. A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 345) Livestock-environment interactions under intensifying production. Author(s): Staal, S. J. Ehui, S. Tanner, J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 365) Sustainable versus unsustainable agricultural intensification in Africa: focus on policy reforms and market conditions. Author(s): Reardon, T. Barrett, C. B. Kelly, V. Savadogo, K.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 383) Intensive food systems in Asia: can the degradation problems be reversed? Author(s): Pingali, P. L. Rosegrant, M. W.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 399) Biodiversity and agricultural development: the crucial institutional issues. Author(s): McNeely, J. A.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 417) Moving beyond integrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs) to achieve biodiversity conservation. Author(s): Brandon, K.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 433) Balancing development and environmental goals through community-based natural resource management. Author(s): Uphoff, N.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 451) Assessing tradeoffs and synergies among agricultural intensification, economic development and environmental goals: conclusions and implications for policy. Author(s): Lee, D. R. Barrett, C. B. Hazell, P. Southgate, D.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2001
  • ISBN
  • 0851994350
  • Record Number
  • 20003025923