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.
National Research Council. 1991. Toward Sustainability: Soil and Water Research Priorities for Developing Countries. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/1877.
|2. A Framework For Assessing Research Priorities||13-21|
|3. Research Priorities to Support Sustainable Agriculture||22-42|
|4. Supporting An Integrated Research Strategy||43-52|
|Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||61-62|
|Appendix B: Acknowledgement of Workshop Participants||63-66|
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