New Book in the Library: Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution in Agriculture

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Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution in Agriculture

Edited by Pamela Matson

ISBN: 978-1-59726-525-6

Seeds of Sustainability is a groundbreaking analysis of agricultural development and transitions toward more sustainable management in one region. An invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and students alike, it examines new approaches to make agricultural landscapes healthier for both the environment and people.

The Yaqui Valley is the birthplace of the Green Revolution and one of the most intensive agricultural regions of the world, using irrigation, fertilizers, and other technologies to produce some of the highest yields of wheat anywhere. It also faces resource limitations, threats to human health, and rapidly changing economic conditions. In short, the Yaqui Valley represents the challenge of modern agriculture: how to maintain livelihoods and increase food production while protecting the environment.

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