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.



Eastern Europe and the USSR The impact of economic reform

The Soviet Union’s far-reaching programme of economic reforms, which began in 1985, gave a powerful new impetus to similar policy changes in Eastern Europe, notably in Hungary, Bulgaria and Poland, where important initiatives had already begun. The new course of Soviet policy has radically changed the economic and agricultural environment, influencing the functioning of all the centrally planned Eastern European economies.


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