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By Ernst Lutz

ISBN-10: 0585183392

ISBN-13: 9780585183398

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ISBN-13: 9780821342497

Agriculture in constructing international locations has been remarkably effective over the last few many years; besides the fact that, the construction degrees have been accomplished on the price of putting extra rigidity on ordinary assets and the surroundings. This quantity brings jointly state of the art utilized, useful study with regards to agriculture, improvement, and the surroundings within the constructing international. It makes an attempt to distill present wisdom and to summarize it in readable shape for improvement practitioners. the place attainable, authors use particular examples to point which ways have labored and that have now not, lower than which stipulations, and why.

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STEIN T. HOLDEN Agricultural University of Norway Ås STEEN JOFFE Consultant Linton, Kent, United Kingdom DAVID KAIMOWITZ Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Bogor, Indonesia EDWIN B. C. C. C. C. C. PRABHU L. PINGALI International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) Mexico City, Mexico JULES N. PRETTY University of Essex Colchester, United Kingdom AGNES R. C. C. TJAART W. C. C. C. Page xiv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We are grateful to the Swiss Trust Fund for Studies for cofinancing the production of this compendium.

Choosing among the many possible definitions of sustainable development, Hazell and Lutz, in chapter 2, define sustainable agricultural development as agricultural income traditionally measured in national income accounts corrected for changes in the value of the stock of capital, which includes natural, manmade, and human capital. According to their definition of sustainability, capital can be changed from one category into another, while keeping the total constant. Yet they also recognize that there may be critical levels of each type of capital (such as critical ecosystems) beyond which capital should not be substituted.

C. STEIN T. HOLDEN Agricultural University of Norway Ås STEEN JOFFE Consultant Linton, Kent, United Kingdom DAVID KAIMOWITZ Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Bogor, Indonesia EDWIN B. C. C. C. C. C. PRABHU L. PINGALI International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) Mexico City, Mexico JULES N. PRETTY University of Essex Colchester, United Kingdom AGNES R. C. C. TJAART W. C. C. C. Page xiv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We are grateful to the Swiss Trust Fund for Studies for cofinancing the production of this compendium.

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