Unique combinations of stakeholders in a transfrontier conservation area promote biodiversity-agriculture integration

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dc.contributor.author Chitakira, Munyaradzi
dc.contributor.author Torquebiau, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.author Ferguson, J. Willem H.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-12T10:14:52Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-30T00:20:03Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.description.abstract The world seeks to balance biodiversity protection and food production. Transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs) provide unique opportunities for strategies that combine agriculture with biodiversity conservation at a landscape level, known as ecoagriculture. We identified and consulted ecoagriculture stakeholders in a smallholder farming community within a TFCA. Data were obtained through key informant interviews and questionnaire surveys. Eighty-eight percent of key informants indicated that planned ecoagriculture was feasible in the area and 95% of interviewed farmers positively considered to plan the integration of biodiversity conservation and farming. Potential conflicts of interest were revealed among stakeholders but to a large extent, stakeholder roles and interests were complementary, creating an environment conducive to effective coordinated ecoagriculture planning. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The National Research Foundation (South Africa), CIRAD (France), the International Foundation for Science (IFS), the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), and the University of Pretoria. Ezemvelo-KZN Wildlife and the Wildlands Conservation Trust. en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wjsa20 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Chitakira, M, Torquebiau, E & Ferguson, W 2012, 'Unique combinations of stakeholders in a transfrontier conservation area promote biodiversity-agriculture integration', Journalof Sustainable Agriculture, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 275-295. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1044-0046 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1540-7578 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/10040046.2011.611584
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/20775
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.rights © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 275-295, 2012. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wjsa20. en_US
dc.subject Biodiversity conservation en_US
dc.subject Ecoagriculture landscape en_US
dc.subject Livelihoods en_US
dc.subject Stakeholder analysis en_US
dc.title Unique combinations of stakeholders in a transfrontier conservation area promote biodiversity-agriculture integration en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US


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