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Food insecurity as a sustainability issue: lessons from Honduran maize farming

Johnson, Hazel (1997). Food insecurity as a sustainability issue: lessons from Honduran maize farming. In: De Groot, Jan. P. and Ruben, Ruerd eds. Sustainable Agriculture in Central America. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 89–107.

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About the book: Agricultural development in Central America is based on extensive growth, supported by macroeconomic policies that marginalize small peasants. Deforestation, erosion and resource depletion are particularly severe. This book offers a comprehensive review of the perspectives for state policies and local action to enhance sustainable agriculture. Macroeconomi conditions and institutional arrangements for the establishment of sustainable production systems in different eco-regional settings (hillsides, humid tropics, frontier areas) are discussed, as well as policy instruments to improve property rights, management rules and financial mechanisms to enhance sustainable resource use.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-312-17555-8, 978-0-312-17555-9
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 11442
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Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2008 10:07
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 11:11
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