The Resource Economics and ecology of diversification : the case of tropical tree crops, editors : François Ruf, Götz Schroth

Economics and ecology of diversification : the case of tropical tree crops, editors : François Ruf, Götz Schroth

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Economics and ecology of diversification : the case of tropical tree crops
Title
Economics and ecology of diversification
Title remainder
the case of tropical tree crops
Statement of responsibility
editors : François Ruf, Götz Schroth
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The monoculture systems that have been encouraged by governments since the 1960s have led to major socio-economic and environmental crises. Now the diversification of tree crop systems is advancing throughout the tropics. Why and when does diversification take place? What categories of farmers diversify? What obstacles do they have to overcome, and how do public and private policies interfere in this process? How do land use systems and landscapes evolve as a result of this diversification? According to the authors of this volume, diversification is certainly a response to market risks, but also to the depletion of environmental resources. Ecological changes such as declining soil fertility and increasing pressure from pests, diseases and weeds intensify at the end of monoculture cycles, driving crop change and diversification of farming systems. Meanwhile, diversification is encouraged by governments but increasingly also by the private sector that offers free seedlings, credit, technical assistance and market outlets to farmers to encourage the adoption of certain crops in a context of increasing competition for land resources. Social changes such as the return of young people to the villages, investments of urban middle classes in plantation agriculture, aging of the rural work force and increasing population pressure also play a role in this process. Through 15 case studies from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, the authors provide us with in-depth insights into the economy and ecology of family agriculture and its recent developments. The book targets professionals of the tropical tree crop sector, students and scientists working on economic and ecological questions of tropical land use, and anyone interested in sustainable rural development. While the case studies are from tropical contexts, the methodological approaches and discussions are also relevant to temperate agriculture
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
570
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
SB171.T73
LC item number
E36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ruf, François
  • Schroth, G.
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  • Crop diversification
  • Crop diversification
  • Tree crops
  • Tree crops
  • Agriculture
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Agriculture
  • Tree crops
  • Tropics
  • Agriculture - General
  • Agriculture
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable Development
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Development Economics
  • Human Geography
Label
Economics and ecology of diversification : the case of tropical tree crops, editors : François Ruf, Götz Schroth
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Economic and ecological aspects of diversification of tropical tree crops -- Chapter 1. Diversification of cocoa farms in Côte d'Ivoire: complementarity of and competition from rubber rent -- Chapter 2. Coconut farmers and lethal yellowing disease: a case study in two villages in Ghana?s Central region -- Chapter 3. From the coffee-cocoa combination to oil palm cycles: the case of Dabou and Aboisso in Côte d'Ivoire -- Chapter 4. Development of oil palm plantations and orange groves in the heart of the cocoa territory in eastern Ghana -- Chapter 5. Rubber in the kingdom of cocoa. The south-west of Côte d'Ivoire in the 1990s -- Chapter 6. Rubber: natural rent, capitalization rent? West-central Côte d'Ivoire and southern Thailand -- Chapter 7. From Firestone to Michelin, a history of rubber cultivation in a cocoa-growing country: Ghana -- Chapter 8. Extensive fish farming, a complementary diversification of plantation economies -- Chapter 9. Determinants in the choice of perennial crops in diversified production systems of rubber growers in south-western Cameroon -- Chapter 10. Socio-economic conditions of horticultural diversification in cocoa production systems in southern Cameroon -- Chapter 11. Agroforestry-based diversification for planting cocoa in the savannah of central Cameroon -- Chapter 12. Diversifying Central American coffee agroforestry systems via revenue of shade trees -- Chapter 13. Coconut- and cocoa-based agroforestry systems in Vanuatu: a diversification strategy in tune with the farmers' life cycle -- Chapter 14. The place of cocoa and coconut cultivation in family plantations in peninsular Malaysia -- Chapter 15. Diversification and perennial-crop cycles in Aceh, Indonesia
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401772945
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-7294-5
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), plates, charts, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930837374
  • (OCoLC)ocn930837374
Label
Economics and ecology of diversification : the case of tropical tree crops, editors : François Ruf, Götz Schroth
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-94-017-7294-5
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Economic and ecological aspects of diversification of tropical tree crops -- Chapter 1. Diversification of cocoa farms in Côte d'Ivoire: complementarity of and competition from rubber rent -- Chapter 2. Coconut farmers and lethal yellowing disease: a case study in two villages in Ghana?s Central region -- Chapter 3. From the coffee-cocoa combination to oil palm cycles: the case of Dabou and Aboisso in Côte d'Ivoire -- Chapter 4. Development of oil palm plantations and orange groves in the heart of the cocoa territory in eastern Ghana -- Chapter 5. Rubber in the kingdom of cocoa. The south-west of Côte d'Ivoire in the 1990s -- Chapter 6. Rubber: natural rent, capitalization rent? West-central Côte d'Ivoire and southern Thailand -- Chapter 7. From Firestone to Michelin, a history of rubber cultivation in a cocoa-growing country: Ghana -- Chapter 8. Extensive fish farming, a complementary diversification of plantation economies -- Chapter 9. Determinants in the choice of perennial crops in diversified production systems of rubber growers in south-western Cameroon -- Chapter 10. Socio-economic conditions of horticultural diversification in cocoa production systems in southern Cameroon -- Chapter 11. Agroforestry-based diversification for planting cocoa in the savannah of central Cameroon -- Chapter 12. Diversifying Central American coffee agroforestry systems via revenue of shade trees -- Chapter 13. Coconut- and cocoa-based agroforestry systems in Vanuatu: a diversification strategy in tune with the farmers' life cycle -- Chapter 14. The place of cocoa and coconut cultivation in family plantations in peninsular Malaysia -- Chapter 15. Diversification and perennial-crop cycles in Aceh, Indonesia
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401772945
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-7294-5
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), plates, charts, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930837374
  • (OCoLC)ocn930837374

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