Landscape approaches to achieving food production, natural resource conservation, and the Millennium Development Goals.
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Milder, J.C.; Buck, L.E.; DeClerck, F.; Scherr, S.J. (2012). Landscape approaches to achieving food production, natural resource conservation, and the Millennium Development Goals. In Integrating ecology and poverty reduction. The application of ecology in development solutions. (Ingram, J.C.; De Clerck, F.; Rumbaitis del Rio, C. (eds.)). Springer, New York. p. 77-108
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The Rio Copan 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.