The State of Food and Agriculture 1989

World and regional reviews: Sustainable Development and Natural Resources Management

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In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year’s edition focuses on sustainable development and natural resources management.



Toward a strategy for sustainable agriculture, forestry and fisheries

The intention in this chapter is not to put forward fully articulated strategies for the ecologically sound and sustainable management of the major resource types. To do so is neither feasible in such a short document nor appropriate given that such strategies need to be tailored to specific country situations. Rather the intention is to present FAO’s views on the general approach to be followed and to indicate what should be the major elements of the strategies, starting with a discussion of the conceptual basis of an overall strategy, and then considering strategies for each of the resource types.


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