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Multifunctional Agriculture by Roger Leakey

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Chapter 31

Underutilised Species as the Backbone of Multifunctional Agriculture—The Next Wave of Crop Domestication

This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B. and Asaah, E.K. 2013. Acta Horticulturae, 979, 293–310, with permission of ISHS

Abstract

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) defined multifunctional agriculture as the inescapable interconnectedness of agriculture’s different roles and functions: namely the production of food and nonfood commodities; delivery of environmental services; the improvement of rural livelihoods; and the upholding of traditional crops and local culture. Together these outputs should create greater environmental, social and economic ...

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