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By Fidelis Kaihura, Michael Stocking

ISBN-10: 0585485577

ISBN-13: 9780585485577

ISBN-10: 928081088X

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Smallholder farmers are the guardians, in addition to the beneficiaries, of a greater variety of organic species than are available in secure components. The farmers' different practices are preserving those species for the advantage of destiny generations. In flip, agricultural biodiversity is a chief approach for the negative to deal with tough biophysical environments and precarious social and political conditions. The United countries collage venture on humans, Land administration and Environmental switch (PLEC) experiences and records how the accrued wisdom and adventure of smallholders and their varied practices result in transparent advantages for either biodiversity and society. This e-book highlights the methods smallholder farmers of East Africa - in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda - are enjoying their half within the worldwide time table for the conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of some great benefits of biodiversity. It attracts on classes discovered from farmers, researchers, extension employees, policymakers and reduction companies who're actively assisting PLEC demonstration websites in East Africa. It exhibits the very actual power of studying from farmers and basing coverage on attempted and established methods of handling complicated agricultural structures.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press. McNeely, J. A. 1989. ‘‘Protected areas and human ecology: How national parks can contribute to sustaining societies of the twenty-first century’’, in D. Western and M. Pearl (eds) Conservation for the Twenty-first Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 150–157. Primack, R. B. 1998. Essentials of Conservation Biology, 2nd edn. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates. MANAGING AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY 33 Stocking, M. and S. Perkin. 1992. ‘‘Conservation-with-development: An application of the concept in the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania’’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, No.

1993. ’’, PLEC News and Views, No. 1, pp. 2–8. Brookfield, H. and M. Stocking. 1995. ‘‘Agrodiversity: Definition, description and design’’, Global Environmental Change, No. 9, pp. 77–80. , Z. Dao, and H. Brookfield. 1996. ‘‘Agrodiversity and biodiversity on the ground and among the people: Methodology from Yunnan’’, PLEC News and Views, No. 6, pp. 14–22. IUCN. 1994. Guidelines for Protected Area Management. Gland, Switzerland: International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

This last category is the only one to admit the sustainable use of natural resources by people, but under strict controls that prioritize the preservation of biological diversity. Is this approach to the management of biodiversity itself sustainable? Many would now question the singular approach towards protected areas as the basis for managing the world’s biodiversity. With an eye very much on the situation in East Africa, David Western (1989: 158) commented that ‘‘if we cannot save nature outside protected areas, not much will survive inside’’.

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