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Title The future of mountain agriculture / Stefan Mann, editor
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2013]
©2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Springer geography
Springer geography.
Contents Introduction / Stefan Mann -- Land Use and Landscape Change in the Rockies: Implications for Mountain Agriculture / Sarah A. Cline -- Conservation Agriculture in the Andean Highlands: Promise and Precautions / Jeffrey Alwang, George W. Norton, Victor Barrera and Ruben Botello -- Enhancing Crop Diversity and Livelihood Security in the Andes Through the Emergence of Agricultural Innovation Systems / Jon Hellin -- The Future of Agriculture in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco: The Need to Integrate Traditional Ecological Knowledge / Bernadette Montanari -- Climate Change and the Future of Mountain Farming on Mt. Kilimanjaro / Francis Mulangu and David Kraybill -- Is Mountain Farming No Longer Viable? The Complex Dynamics of Farming Abandonment in the Pyrenees / Feliu López-i-Gelats -- Future of Mountain Agriculture in the Alps / Christian Flury, Robert Huber and Erich Tasser -- Food Security Challenges and Agricultural Development in Tajikistan / Kamiljon T. Akramov -- Impact of Natural Resources and Infrastructure on Future Livelihood in Mountain Farming in the Himalaya Region / Werner Doppler and K.C. Krishna Bahadur
Summary Mountain agriculture is a socially and culturally unique system, but also a regionally important economic sector. In a globalising world, it is clear that fertile areas on all continents will always be used to produce large quantities of agricultural products in order to feed the world and, increasingly, provide biomass as a source of energy. It is far less clear, however, how land use in steep and more peripheral regions will evolve. By definition, farmland in mountain areas is more difficult to work because of steep slopes and missing accessibility. Climate conditions and poor soil quality often add to these adverse conditions. Through overcoming limited views from one region only or from one discipline, this book intends to draw a first truly international perspective on the issue of mountain farming
Analysis Geography
Agriculture
Sustainable development
Subject Hill farming.
Form Electronic book
Author Mann, Stefan.
LC no. 2012952138
ISBN 3642335837 (print)
3642335845 (electronic bk.)
9783642335839 (print)
9783642335846 (electronic bk.)