Sustainable land management : strategies to cope with the marginalisation of agriculture

F.M. Brouwer (Editor), T. van Rheenen (Editor), S. Dhillion (Editor), A.M. Elgersma (Editor)

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    Abstract

    In large parts of the world, the reduction in the viability of agriculture and rural areas is an escalating problem. "Sustainable Land Management" offers a contemporary overview of the strategies employed to cope with the marginalisation of agriculture, through analyses of case studies and regional trends in marginalisation. The authors argue that complexities and driving forces governing marginalisation are not always the same across nations and regions due to climate, geography, economics, legislation and political status. This book illustrates in what form these complexities exist, and how these unravel at the national and regional levels. As the need to understand and cope with marginalisation processes has developed, the concept of multi-functionality has also gained a vital place in the string of coping strategies.This work contributes essential knowledge for the development of marginalisation mitigation policy actions across the globe. Informative and well-documented, this book will appeal to those researching and working in the fields of agricultural and resource economics, rural geography, environmental governance and sustainable development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCheltenham
    PublisherEdward Elgar
    Number of pages251
    ISBN (Print)9781845429027
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • land management
    • rural areas
    • marginalization
    • marginal land
    • land use
    • agricultural economics
    • sustainability
    • multiple land use
    • multifunctional agriculture
    • livelihood strategies

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    Brouwer, F. M., van Rheenen, T., Dhillion, S., & Elgersma, A. M. (Eds.) (2008). Sustainable land management : strategies to cope with the marginalisation of agriculture. Edward Elgar.