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Agriculture and Sustainable Development

Published in October 2001

This Proposal Paper describes the situation of agriculture in an economic globalization context and provides elements of proposals for sustainable agriculture and development.

In spite of the commitments made in Rio in 1992, the challenges related to the environment and development (pressure on natural resources, reduction of poverty, and reorientation of forms of production and consumption), in the agricultural sector and for the rural populations, remain whole.

This document describes the situation of sustainable agriculture in the countries of the North and the South and places the discussion in the present context of economic globalization.

In view of the next Earth Summit in 2002, it provides elements of proposals for sustainable agriculture and sustainable development based on the market, agricultural policies, and social dialog.


Coordinated by ...

- Bill Vorley

International Institute for Environment and Development, USA

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- Iain Farqhar

The United Kingdom


- Jasmin Aguilar

Grupo de Estudios Ambientales, Mexico

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- Samuel FĂ©ret

Sustainable Agriculture Network, France


Topics Included

agriculture . consumption . ecology . rural economy . agricultural policy . economic globalization . environment . natural resources . rural world . sustainable development . world

Workgroup Papers

Go ! Sustainable Forest Management
Go ! Agriculture and Sustainable Development
Go ! An Energy-efficiency Strategy for the Twenty-first Century
Go ! Civil society and GMOs: What Strategies Should be Applied Internationally?
Go ! Environmental Education
Go ! Food Sovereignty and International Trade Negotiations
Go ! Food, Nutrition, and Public Policies
Go ! Industrial Ecology: Agenda for the Long-term Evolution of the Industrial System
Go ! People’s Right to Feed Themselves and Achieve Food Sovereignty
Go ! Proposals on Food Security
Go ! Proposals Related to the Water Issue
Go ! Rejecting the Privatization of Life and Proposing Alternatives
Go ! Save Our Soils to Sustain Our Societies (SOS2)

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