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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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Abstract

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 Chapter
ISBN: 0-312-17555-8, 978-0-312-17555-9
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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: 02 Dec 2010 20:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11442
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