By Ivette Perfecto,John Vandermeer
Based on ideas of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of fairness and sustainability, this publication specializes in the ecology of the espresso agroecosystem as a version for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It attracts at the authors' personal learn performed over the last twenty years in addition to incorporating the titanic literature that has been generated on espresso agroecosystems from round the world.
The ebook makes use of an integrated approach that weaves jointly a variety of strains of study to appreciate the ecology of a truly different tropical agroforestry method. Key techniques explored contain biodiversity styles, metapopulation dynamics and ecological networks. those are ready in a socioeconomic and political framework which relates them to the realities of farmers' livelihoods.
The authors offer a singular synthesis that may generate new realizing and will be utilized to different examples of sustainable agriculture and nutrition production. This synthesis additionally explains the surroundings prone supplied by means of the procedure, together with the industrial, reasonable trade and political points surrounding this all-important international commodity.
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