Landscape Approaches to Achieving Food Production, Natural Resource Conservation, and the Millennium Development Goals

  • Jeffrey C. MilderEmail author
  • Louise E. Buck
  • Fabrice DeClerck
  • Sara J. Scherr


The Río Copán watershed in western Honduras is not unlike many agricultural landscapes throughout the developing world. A journey through this 800 km2 watershed reveals a mixture of small and mid-sized farms producing cattle, coffee, and subsistence crops. Residents here face many challenges: recent population growth has led to deforestation and water pollution, while agricultural productivity is generally low and poverty levels remain high, especially among the indigenous Mayan population.


Ecosystem Service Landscape Scale Adaptive Management Natural Capital Rural Livelihood 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey C. Milder
    • 1
    Email author
  • Louise E. Buck
    • 2
  • Fabrice DeClerck
    • 3
  • Sara J. Scherr
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Natural ResourcesCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Natural ResourcesCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  3. 3.Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)Turrialba, CartagoCosta Rica
  4. 4.Ecoagriculture PartnersWashingtonUSA

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