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By Fidelis Kaihura, Michael Stocking

Smallholder farmers are the guardians, in addition to the beneficiaries, of a wider variety of organic species than are available in secure components. The farmers' various practices are holding those species for the advantage of destiny generations. In flip, agricultural biodiversity is a prime method for the bad to deal with tricky biophysical environments and precarious social and political conditions. The United countries college venture on humans, Land administration and Environmental swap (PLEC) reports and files how the amassed wisdom and adventure of smallholders and their various practices bring about transparent merits for either biodiversity and society. This ebook highlights the methods smallholder farmers of East Africa - in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda - are enjoying their half within the worldwide time table for the conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of some great benefits of biodiversity. It attracts on classes realized from farmers, researchers, extension employees, policymakers and relief enterprises who're actively aiding PLEC demonstration websites in East Africa. It indicates the very actual strength of studying from farmers and basing coverage on attempted and demonstrated methods of handling advanced agricultural platforms.

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However, through this close involvement the authors would claim that the research is far more targeted to issues of real interest to society, and especially to the farmers. The authors thank UNU Press for understanding the PLEC ‘‘voyage of discovery’’ by all its participants and stakeholders. It has given the authors of this book an opportunity to show to an international audience how and why it is wise to work with farmers, and sometimes to compromise academic integrity for the sake of gaining much richer knowledge of biodiversity, how to protect it, and what benefits such protection affords to human beings.

Kena, T. Berhanu, and W. Tessema. 2001. ‘‘Creating gardens: The dynamics of soil fertility management in Wolayta, southern Ethiopia’’, in I. ) Dynamics and Diversity: Soil Fertility and Farming Livelihoods in Africa. London: Earthscan, pp. 45–77. INTRODUCTION 19 Liang, L. 2002. ‘‘Promoting agrodiversity: The case of UNU project on people, land management and environmental change (PLEC)’’, Global Environmental Change, No. 12, pp. 325–330. , M. Stocking, H. Brookfield, and L. Jansky. 2001. ‘‘Biodiversity conservation through agrodiversity’’, Global Environmental Change, No.

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