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dc.contributor.authorRudel, Thomas K.
dc.contributor.authorKwon, Oh-Jung
dc.contributor.authorPaul, Birthe K.
dc.contributor.authorBoval, Maryline
dc.contributor.authorRao, Idupulapati M.
dc.contributor.authorBurbano, Diana
dc.contributor.authorMcGroddy, Megan
dc.contributor.authorLerner, Amy M
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorCuchillo-Hilario, Mario
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T18:52:58Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T18:52:58Z
dc.date.issued2016-02-06
dc.identifier.citationRudel, Thomas K.; Kwon, Oh-Jung; Paul, Birthe K.; Boval, Maryline; Rao, Idupulapati Madhusudana; Burbano, Diana; McGroddy, Megan; Lerner, Amy M.; White, Douglas; Cuchillo, Mario; Peters, Michael. 2016. Do smallholder, mixed crop-livestock livelihoods encourage sustainable agricultural practices? A meta-analysis. Land 5(1), 6.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2073-445x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/70959
dc.description.abstractAs calls for bolstering environmental services on croplands have grown more insistent during the past two decades, the search for ways to foster sustainable, reduced input agriculture has become more urgent. In this context we re-examine by means of a meta-analysis the argument, first proposed by Robert McC. Netting, that small scale, mixed crop – livestock farming, a common livelihood among poor rural peoples, encourages environmentally sustainable agricultural practices. As predicted, mixed crop – livestock farms exhibit more sustainable practices, but, contrary to predictions, a small scale of operation does not predict sustainability. Unsustainable practices occur on small farms characterized by degrading, input scarce agriculture and on large farms characterized by industrialized, high chemical input agriculture. Sustainable practices occur on small farms that mix crops with livestock production, and they occur on large farms characterized by minimum tillage. The strength and pervasiveness of the link between mixed crop –livestock farming and sustainable agricultural practices in both developed and developing countries argues for agricultural policies that promote mixed crop – livestock livelihoods.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceLanden_US
dc.subjectSUSTAINABLE AGRICULTUREen_US
dc.subjectCONSERVATION AGRICULTUREen_US
dc.subjectSMALLHOLDERSen_US
dc.subjectAGROECOLOGYen_US
dc.subjectLIVESTOCKen_US
dc.subjectAGRICULTURA SOSTENIBLEen_US
dc.subjectAGROECOLOGÍAen_US
dc.subjectGANADOen_US
dc.titleDo smallholder, mixed crop-livestock livelihoods encourage sustainable agricultural practices? A meta-analysisen_US
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.ciatLIVELIHOODSen_US
cg.subject.ciatLIVESTOCKen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.3390/land5010006en_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
cg.contributor.crpLivestock and Fish
cg.contributor.crpClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Security


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