Rainforests are rapidly being cleared in the humid tropics to keep pace with food demands, economic needs, and population growth. Without proper management, these forests and other natural resources will be seriously depleted within the next 50 years.
Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics provides critically needed direction for developing strategies that both mitigate land degradation, deforestation, and biological resource losses and help the economic status of tropical countries through promotion of sustainable agricultural practices. The book includes:
Table of Contents
|1 Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics||21-65|
|2 Sustainable Land Use Options||66-137|
|3 Technological Imperatives for Change||138-158|
|4 Policy-Related Imperatives for Change||159-191|
|Appendix: Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from Tropical Deforestation and Subsequent Uses of the Land||215-260|
|Part Two: Country Profiles||261-264|
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