The Rio Copan watershed in western Honduras is not unlike many agricultural landscapes throughout the developing world. A journey through this 800 km2 watershed reveals a mixture of small and mid-sized farms producing cattle, coffee, and subsistence crops. Residents here face many challenges: recent population growth has led to deforestation and water pollution, while agricultural productivity is generally low and poverty levels remain high, especially among the indigenous Mayan population.
Milder, J.C.; Buck, L.E.; DeClerck, F.; Scherr, S.J. (2012). Landscape approaches to achieving food production, natural resource conservation, and the Millennium Development Goals. In Integrating ecology and poverty reduction. The application of ecology in development solutions. (Ingram, J.C.; De Clerck, F.; Rumbaitis del Rio, C. (eds.)). Springer, New York. p. 77-108
- Milder, Jeffrey C.
- Buck, Louise E.
- DeClerck, Fabrice A.J.
- Scherr, Sara J.