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 study performed over the last twenty years in addition to incorporating the monstrous literature that has been generated on espresso agroecosystems from round the world.
The publication makes use of an integrated approach that weaves jointly quite a few strains of analysis to appreciate the ecology of a truly diversified tropical agroforestry process. Key thoughts explored comprise biodiversity styles, metapopulation dynamics and ecological networks. those are prepared 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 figuring out and will be utilized to different examples of sustainable agriculture and meals production. This synthesis additionally explains the environment providers supplied by means of the method, together with the commercial, reasonable trade and political points surrounding this all-important international commodity.
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Coffee Agroecology: A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development by Ivette Perfecto,John Vandermeer