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Agriculture, Environment and Health : Sustainable Development in the 21st Century - Vernon Ruttan

Agriculture, Environment and Health

Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

Paperback Published: 1st February 1994
ISBN: 9780816622924
Number Of Pages: 416

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This study offers an interdisciplinary analysis of changes, now under way at the global level, in an institutional design and policy reform that will ultimately promote sustainable growth in agricultural production. Contributors from the agricultural, health, environmental and social sciences argue that an interdisciplinary approach is essential to dealing with this global problem. Particular attention is given to the institutions conducting research and implementing changes in technology and practice, in the fields of agriculture and health; also to those that monitor the changes in resource endowments, the quality of the environment, and the health and productivity of the human resources employed in agricultural production. This text is designed to assist the building of bridges between research efforts across the disciplines of health, environment, and agriculture. Sustainable development will only be achieved if knowledge from separate disciplines is effectively communicated and becomes integrated into the basis of all research conclusions and directives.

Sustainable Agricultural Growthp. 3
Agricultural and Food System Scenarios for the 21st Centuryp. 26
Constraints on Institutional Innovation: Transaction Costs, Incentive Compatibility and Historical Considerationsp. 48
Building Productive National and International Agricultural Research Systemsp. 77
Fragile Lands: Identification and Use for Agriculturep. 104
Tales of Dissemination in Agriculturep. 146
The Institutional Infrastructure for Health Research in Developing Countriesp. 186
Health Policy for Rural Areas: Sri Lankap. 208
Health Systems for Rural Areas: Kenyap. 235
Institutional Capacity to Monitor the Sources and Effects of Environmental Change in Agriculturep. 261
Monitoring the Effects of Acid Deposition and Climate Change on Agricultural Potentialp. 284
Institutional Capacity to Monitor the Interactions of Agricultural and Health Changep. 308
Challenges to Agricultural Research in the 21st Centuryp. 343
Global Research Systems for Sustainable Development: Agriculture, Health, and Environmentp. 358
Contributorsp. 381
Indexp. 387
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ISBN: 9780816622924
ISBN-10: 0816622922
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st February 1994
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57

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