Eco-regional approaches for sustainable land use and food production

Proceedings of a symposium on eco-regional approaches in agricultural research, 12–16 December 1994, ISNAR, The Hague

  • J. Bouma
  • A. Kuyvenhoven
  • B. A. M. Bouman
  • J. C. Luyten
  • H. G. Zandstra

Part of the Systems Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development book series (SAAD, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Eco-regional approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. A. Quiroz, Rubén Darío Estrada, C. U. León-Velarde, H. G. Zandstra
      Pages 13-31
  3. Resources availability and demand studies at a global scale

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. F. W. T. Penning De Vries, H. Van Keulen, R. Rabbinge
      Pages 65-87
    3. P. Pinstrup-Andersen, R. Pandya-Lorch
      Pages 89-111
    4. W. Tims, P. S. Teng, M. Hossain, M. J. Kropff
      Pages 113-129
  4. Linking different scale levels in ecological and economic studies

  5. Case studies of eco-regional approaches at rational and regional scale

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. P. K. Aggarwal, N. Kalra, S. K. Bandyopadhyay, S. Selvarajan
      Pages 167-186
    3. A. Kuyvenhoven, R. Ruben, G. Kruseman
      Pages 187-212
    4. R. D. Norton, K. Atta-Krah, P. G. Jones
      Pages 237-260
  6. Institutional aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. H. F. M. Ten Berge, M. J. Kropff
      Pages 263-282
    3. P. S. Teng, M. Hossain, K. S. Fischer
      Pages 305-330
  7. Case studies of eco-regional approaches at the farm/enterprise level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. P. K. Thornton, J. W. Hansen, E. B. Knapp, J. W. Jones
      Pages 333-351
    3. R. A. Schipper, H. G. P. Jansen, J. J. Stoorvogel, D. M. Jansen
      Pages 377-395
    4. M. S. Dicko, N. G. Traoré, K. Sissoko, J. Baidu-Forson, M. V. K. Sivakumar, J. Brouwer et al.
      Pages 397-413
  8. Case studies of eco-regional approaches at the crop level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. M. J. Kropff, A. J. Haverkort, P. K. Aggarwal, P. L. Kooman
      Pages 417-435
    3. J. C. Zadoks, P. K. Anderson, S. Savary
      Pages 437-452
    4. J. Bouma, J. Brouwer, A. Verhagen, H. W. G. Booltink
      Pages 453-473
    5. R. A. Quiroz, I. O. Akobundu
      Pages 475-486
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 487-507

About this book


In the coming decades the world will need to more than double its food and feed production, almost all of the increase being needed in developing countries. This has socioeconomic and biophysical implications. Traditional component and commodity research addresses overly narrow issues at too small a scale. Rural development needs an eco-regional approach that integrates biophysical and socioeconomic work on cropping systems, livestock, the environment, and natural resources.
This book contains the papers, response papers and discussion report of a five-day seminar on eco-regional approaches. It assesses the state of the art of systems approaches applied to eco-regional problems, presenting and discussing a number of case studies. Future research needs are discussed, as well as ways to improve collaboration between research institutes.
The seminar on which the book is based was organised on behalf of the Directorate General for International Cooperation of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Research Institute for Agrobiology and Soil Fertility (AB-DLO), the Wageningen Agricultural University (WAU), and the International Potato Centre (CIP). It was held at the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), and was attended by participants from all CGIAR centres, among others.


Developing Countries Soil fertility biology development environment production soil

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Bouma
    • 1
  • A. Kuyvenhoven
    • 2
    • 3
  • B. A. M. Bouman
    • 4
  • J. C. Luyten
    • 4
  • H. G. Zandstra
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Soil Science and Geology, and C. T. de Wit Graduate School for Production EcologyWageningen Agricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Development EconomicsWageningen Agricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Netherlands Economic InstituteRotterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.DLO-Research Institute for Agrobiology and Soil FertilityWageningenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.International Potato CenterLimaPeru

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4058-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0121-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0928-9526
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