Unique combinations of stakeholders in a transfrontier conservation area promote biodiversity-agriculture integration

Chitakira Munyaradzi, Torquebiau Emmanuel, Ferguson Willem. 2012. Unique combinations of stakeholders in a transfrontier conservation area promote biodiversity-agriculture integration. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 36 (3), spec. : pp. 275-295.

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Quartile : Q2, Sujet : AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY / Quartile : Q3, Sujet : AGRONOMY

Abstract : The world seeks to balance biodiversity protection and food production. Transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs) provide unique opportunities for strategies that combine agriculture with biodiversity conservation at a landscape level, known as ecoagriculture. We identified and consulted ecoagriculture stakeholders in a smallholder farming community within a TFCA. Data were obtained through key informant interviews and questionnaire surveys. Eighty-eight percent of key informants indicated that planned ecoagriculture was feasible in the area and 95% of interviewed farmers positively considered to plan the integration of biodiversity conservation and farming. Potential conflicts of interest were revealed among stakeholders but to a large extent, stakeholder roles and interests were complementary, creating an environment conducive to effective coordinated ecoagriculture planning. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Biodiversité, agriculture alternative, Production alimentaire, Développement agricole, Paysage, Agroécosystème, Conservation des ressources, Gestion des ressources, Petite exploitation agricole, Enquête sur exploitations agricoles, agroécologie

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique du Sud

Classification Agris : P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
E14 - Development economics and policies
A01 - Agriculture - General aspects
U30 - Research methods

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Chitakira Munyaradzi, University of Pretoria (ZAF)
  • Torquebiau Emmanuel, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (ZAF)
  • Ferguson Willem, University of Pretoria (ZAF)

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