Towards Multifunctional Agriculture for Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability

Calvo, Guillen, Fonte, Maria, Ishii-Eiteman, Marcia, Jiggins, Janice, Leakey, Roger, and Plencovich, Cristina (2009) Towards Multifunctional Agriculture for Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability. Report. UNESCO-SCOPE-UNEP .

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Agriculture operates within complex systems and is multifunctional in its nature. A multifunctional approach to implementing agricultural knowledge, science and technology (AKST) will enhance its impact on hunger and poverty, improving human nutrition and livelihoods in an equitable, environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner. Multifunctionality recognizes the inescapable interconnectedness of agriculture’s different roles and functions, i.e., agriculture is a multi-output activity producing not only commodities, but also non commodity outputs such as environmental services, landscape amenities and cultural heritages.

Item ID: 11367
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISSN: 1998-0477
Keywords: agroforestry; multi-functional agriculture; sustainable development; smallholder agriculture; developing countries
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Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2010 01:56
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development @ 60%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070501 Agroforestry @ 40%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8201 Forestry > 820103 Integration of Farm and Forestry @ 100%
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