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Coffee Agroecology
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Coffee Agroecology

A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development
Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer
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Coffee Agroecology

A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development
Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer
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Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem.It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the lasttwenty years as well as incorporating the vast literature that has been generated on coffee agroecosystems from around the world.

The book uses an integratedapproach that weaves together various lines of research to understand the ecology of a very diverse tropical agroforestry system. Key concepts explored include biodiversity patterns, metapopulation dynamics and ecological networks. These are all set in a socioeconomic and political framework which relates them to the realities of farmers' livelihoods.

The authors provide a novel synthesis that will generate new understanding and can be applied to other examples of sustainable agriculture and food production.This synthesis also explains the ecosystem services provided by the approach, including the economic, fair tradeand political aspects surrounding this all-important global commodity.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2015
ISBN
9781134056149
Topic
Biological Sciences
Subtopic
Ecology
Edition
1

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