The Role of Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Food Systems,
Edition 1
Edited by Leonard Rusinamhodzi

Publication Date: 11 Nov 2019

The Role of Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Food Systems reveals, in simple terms, the operational definition, concepts and applications of ecosystem services with a focus on sustainable food systems. The book presents case studies on both geographical and production system-wide considerations. Initial chapters discuss concepts, methodologies and the tools needed to understand ecosystem services in the broader food system. Middle and later chapters present different perspectives from case studies of ecosystem services derived from some of the key sustainable food production systems used by farmers, along with discussions on the challenges of deriving full benefits and how they can be overcome.

Researchers, students, scientists, development practitioners and policymakers will welcome this reference as they continue their work related to sustainable food systems.

Key Features

  • Introduces the concept of ecosystem services in simple terms for a wide readership
  • Provides an explanation of sustainable food systems
  • Contains the tools to identify and quantify ecosystem services in sustainable food systems
  • Identifies ecosystem services in specific systems utilized for sustainable food systems
  • Categorizes the challenges of deriving maximum benefits of ecosystem services
About the author
Edited by Leonard Rusinamhodzi, Sustainable Intensification Program, CIMMYT ICRAF House, Nairobi, Kenya
Book details
ISBN: 9780128164365
Page Count: 302
Retail Price : £102.00
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