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Multifunctional Agriculture by Roger Leakey

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Section 9. Integrating Rural Development to Deliver Multifunctional Agriculture

In the context of sustainable intensification, this final chapter attempts to pull together all the data, information, and concepts presented in the previous chapters, combining elements of agroecology, organic farming, permaculture, and modern industrial inputs within agroforestry, as the delivery mechanism for multifunctional agriculture. This approach recognizes the fact that many African smallholders operate on very small farms as self-sufficient units virtually outside the cash economy—and unlike their industrialized country counterparts, they do not function as a business.

This chapter draws heavily on a 12-year case study in Cameroon where many of the strategies, ...

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