Agricultural diversification can help. We have developed models where incorporation of aromatic crops can help land scapes, provide agricultural intensification and ecological services.
As how soil functions with aromatic crops could be improved to provide livelihood support and enhance ecological services formed a part of my presentation in the Dresden Nexus Conference ( March, 2015) organized by United Nations University, Dresden, Germany. The presentation is attached for the benefit of those who wish to know this concept.
Ph.D, FNAAS, FISA, FISS