Resilient Asia: Fusion of Traditional and Modern Systems for a Sustainable Future

Resilient Asia: Fusion of Traditional and Modern Systems for a Sustainable Future, ed. Takeuchi, Kazuhiko, Saito, Osamu, Matsuda, Hirotaka and Mohan, Geetha (Tokyo: Springer Japan KK, 2018).

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  • Editor Takeuchi, Kazuhiko
    Saito, Osamu
    Matsuda, Hirotaka
    Mohan, Geetha
    Title Resilient Asia: Fusion of Traditional and Modern Systems for a Sustainable Future
    Series Title Science for Sustainable Societies
    Publication Date 2018
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher Springer Japan KK
    Pages viii, 196
    Language eng
    Abstract This book summarizes three years of extensive research conducted in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Vietnam as part of the CECAR – Asia project, which was intended to enhance resilience to climate and ecosystem changes by developing mosaic systems to strengthen resilience of bio-production systems through the integration of large-scale modern agriculture systems with traditional, decentralized small-scale systems. The book starts with climate downscaling and impact assessment in rural Asia, and then explores various adaptation options and measures by utilizing modern science and traditional knowledge including home garden systems and ancient irrigation systems. The book subsequently examines the influence of climatic and ecological changes and the vulnerability of social economies from quantitative and qualitative standpoints, applying econometric and statistical models in agriculture communities of Asia to do so. The main goal of all chapters and case studies presented here is to identify the merits of applying organic methods to both commercial large-scale production and traditional production to strengthen social resilience and promote sustainable development. Especially at a time when modern agriculture systems are highly optimized but run the risk of failure due to changes in the climate and ecosystem, this book offers viable approaches to developing an integrated framework of modern and traditional systems to enhance productivity and total system resilience, as illustrated in various case studies.
    Keyword Adaptation and resilience
    Climate change and agriculture
    Solution driven research
    Bio-production systems resilience
    Copyright Holder Springer Japan
    Copyright Year 2018
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1007/978-4-431-56597-0
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