Social-Ecological Restoration in Paddy-Dominated Landscapes by Nisikawa Usio,Tadashi Miyashita

By Nisikawa Usio,Tadashi Miyashita

With a spotlight on environmentally pleasant rice farming, this certain publication integrates either surroundings and human dimensions of ecological recovery to supply thoughts to advertise sustainable agriculture and rural improvement. Paddy fields have a number of services past their function of manufacturing rice: They function safe haven habitats for a number natural world that when inhabited floodplain wetlands and comprise a couple of distinctive and threatened aquatic species. additionally they supply a variety of surroundings prone for local groups similar to water retention, erosion keep an eye on, flood keep an eye on, fish tradition, and academic possibilities. even if, rice paddies are threatened around the globe end result of the modernization of agriculture and abandonment of farmland brought on by depopulation and the getting older of rural groups. for this reason, a number of ecological and sociological points needs to be thought of within the ecological recovery of paddy fields. This e-book goals to take action by way of incorporating numerous disciplines of typical and social sciences. suggestions for sustainable agriculture are reviewed, together with monetary incentives for farmers and using flagship flora and fauna species corresponding to the crested ibis (toki) to advertise ecological recovery. With the expanding acclaim for environmentally pleasant rice farming in elements of Asia and the western usa, this booklet bargains version instances for sustainable administration of paddy-dominated landscapes.

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