Rivista numero 3 2017

MARCIA FAJARDO CAVALCANTI DE ALBUQUERQUE – From conventional agriculture to multifunctional agriculture: Agroforestry as a driver of paradigm shift

Beyond its primary function of food production, agriculture generates several positive externalities that must be taken into account when drawing up public policies 1 . It produces ecosystem services of inestimable value. Agriculture draws the landscape, protects soil fertility, promotes water management, maintains the biodiversity levels, nutrient recycling, contributes to the fight against climate change, ensures food security, good quality of water and food, enables the economic survival of rural communities, the protection of the cultural identity of peoples and territory, makes agricultural tourism possible and strengthens rural education.

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