9781844077823-1844077829-Nature’s Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty

Nature’s Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty

ISBN-13: 9781844077823
ISBN-10: 1844077829
Edition: 1
Author: Perfecto, Ivette, Vandermeer, John, Wright, Angus
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Earthscan Publications Ltd.
Format: Paperback 242 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781844077823
ISBN-10: 1844077829
Edition: 1
Author: Perfecto, Ivette, Vandermeer, John, Wright, Angus
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Earthscan Publications Ltd.
Format: Paperback 242 pages

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Acknowledged authors Perfecto, Ivette, Vandermeer, John, Wright, Angus wrote Nature’s Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty comprising 242 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1844077829 and 9781844077823. Since then Nature’s Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The subject of Nature’s Matrix is conservation of biodiversity, but it differs from other books by proposing a radically new approach based on recent advances in the science of ecology plus certain political realities.

The analysis in Nature's Matrix is based on the linking of three key political issues that are intimately related, yet often treated in isolation. The first is the crisis of biodiversity loss, universally acknowledged as a major contemporary problem. The second has to do with food and agriculture, a crisis issue for the past two decades. The third is the political unrest in rural areas, engendered most recently by a collapse in rural product markets, resulting in massive rural-urban and international migration. This book shows how these three issues are interrelated in complex ways, focusing on the need to understand that interrelationship for the generation of effective conservation programs.

These ideas challenge some in the conservation community since they are at odds with the major trends of some of the large conservation organizations that emphasize targeted land purchases of protected areas. They argue that recent advances in ecological research make such a general approach anachronistic and call, rather, for solidarity with the small farmers around the world who are currently struggling to attain food sovereignty.

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