Re-engaging agriculture with nature

Gordon, Iain J., Squire, Geoff R., and Prins, Herbert H.T. (2017) Re-engaging agriculture with nature. In: Gordon, Iain J., Prins, Herbert H.T., and Squire, Geoff R., (eds.) Food Production and Nature Conservation: conflicts and solutions. Earthscan Food and Agriculture . Routledge, London, UK, pp. 332-342.

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[Extract] The growing political agenda behind food security will create many challenges for nature conservation. Increasing efforts will be needed to protect vulnerable species within a matrix of agricultural production landscapes and include wildlife species within farming systems. Our science will be needed to inform the integration of conservation and food security goals in land management and to provide insights and innovation in the development of sustainable food-production systems that support animal conservation rather than conflict with it. Addressing the global challenges of food security and protection of nature will not be easy. However, this book demonstrates that we have the knowledge, expertise and skills to meet the challenge. Our civilisation depends upon our reconnecting agriculture and nature and using these resources well.

Item ID: 47510
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISSN: 978-1-138-85939-5
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 04:51
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 50%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960804 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8298 Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production > 829899 Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production not elsewhere classified @ 25%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8398 Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production > 839899 Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production not elsewhere classified @ 25%
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