Toward sustainability : soil and water research priorities for developing countries
|Format:||Print Book 1991|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
How can high-growth areas such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America sustain agricultural production for current and future generations? Toward Sustainability explores research priorities to support sustainable agriculture. The book identifies six areas that could offer great rewards: addressing institutional constraints on resource conservation, enhancing soil biological processes, managing soil properties, improving water resource management, matching crops to environments, and effectively incorporating social and cultural dimensions into research.
Also highlighted is the importance of developing collaborative, integrated research strategies and flexible mechanisms to periodically evaluate and reassess research priorities.
-- Developing countries.
Soils -- Research -- Developing countries.
Water -- Research -- Developing countries.
Soil management -- Developing countries.
Water resources development -- Developing countries.
|Publisher|| Washington, D.C. :National Academy Press,1991
|Other Titles|| Soil and water research priorities for developing countries.
National Research Council (U.S.).
Committee on International Soil and Water Research and Development.
"Support of this project was provided by the Agency for International Development No. DPE-5545-A-00-8068-00."--T.p. verso.
viii, 65 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-60).