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Management of water and agroecosystems in landscapes for sustainable food security.

Boelee, Eline and Scherr, Sara J and Pert, Pettin L and Barron, Jennie and Finlayson, Max and Descheemaeker, Katrine and Milder, Jeffrey C and Fleiner, Renate and Nguyen-Khoa, Sopjie and Barchiesi, Stefano and Bunting, Stuart W and Tharme, Rebecca E and Khaka, Elizabeth and Coates, David and Solowey, Elaine M and Lloyd, Gareth J and Molden, David and Cook, Simon (2013) 'Management of water and agroecosystems in landscapes for sustainable food security.' In: Boelee, Eline, (ed.) Managing water and agroecosystems for food security. Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series, 10 . CABI Publishing, pp. 156-170. ISBN 978-1-78064-088-4

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Abstract

Various food and financial crises have increased the pressure on natural resources while expanding on alternative ways of considering agroecosystems as potential long-term providers of ecosystem services if managed in a sustainable and equitable way. Through the study of interrelations between ecosystems, water and food security, this book has aimed to increase the understanding and knowledge of these interactions for better planning and decision making processes at various levels. This chapter concludes Managing Water and Agroecosystems for Food Security. It discusses the main findings of the preceding chapters, from analyses of drivers of sustainable food security, via agroecosystems with their ecosystem services and challenges for water use and scarcity, to specific challenges for environments such as drylands and wetlands. Using a comprehensive landscape approach, recommendations on water productivity, agroecosystem services and integrated water management are brought together succinctly. In addition, knowledge gaps and issues for further research have been identified that may support further implementation of the agroecological approach in many landscapes around the world.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Biological Sciences, School of
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Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2014 10:12
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2014 10:12
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10129

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