Nature-inclusive farming: connecting agriculture, nature and urban development : "an explorative study on the potential impact of “nature-inclusive” farming to the sustainable socio-ecological management of peri-urban area in the Rhine corridor, The Netherlands"
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Kristine Abbie A. Arcena
|Auteur(s)||Arcena, Kristine Abbie A.|
|[Netherlands] : [publisher not identified]|
|1 online resource (PDF, V, 100 pages) illustrations|
|Student report, Wageningen University, Land Use Planning|
|Msc Thesis||MSc Thesis Land Use Planning - Urban Environmental Management - Land Use Planning - Wageningen University|
|Toelichting (Engels)||Nature and agriculture utilize the ecosystem services provided by River Rhine. However, intensive agriculture causes various environmental problems. Achieving sustainable production while preserving the environment is a challenge in the agriculture sector. One emerging concept that optimizes ecosystem services and strengthens biodiversity is nature-inclusive farming. This research does not intend to develop a new concept but rather explore the potential contribution to sustainable socio-ecological management. It assesses the spatial characteristics, land ownership, and land use in four case studies using mixed methods. Understanding system dynamics helps identify socio-ecological indicators, spatial measures, and transitional challenges. This research found out that nature-inclusive farming has a promising role in integrating various sectors (agriculture, nature, and peri-urban development) in order to facilitate the transition towards sustainable socio-ecological management in the peri-urban floodplain.|