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Main Title Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC.;Agency for International Development, Washington, DC. Office of Agriculture.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number ISBN-0-309-04749-8;
Stock Number PB93-173920
Additional Subjects Tropical regions ; Land management ; Cultivation ; Pollution control ; Land use ; Deforestation ; Greenhouse effect ; Brazil ; Cote D'lvoire ; Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Land reclamation ; Mexico ; Phillippines ; Zaire ; Natural resources management ; Sustainable agriculture ; Biodiversity
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-173920 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 718p
The book provides strategies for sustainable land use that can halt needless deforestation, further degradation of land, and the irreversible loss of biological resources. A 15-member committee of international experts presents a practical discussion of 12 major land use options that regional and national leaders can use in making decisions to boost food production and local income while protecting the natural resource base. Recommendations are offered for developing the technologies needed for sustainable agriculture and recovery of degraded lands, and a strategy is presented for changing current policies and incentives that often encourage environmentally destructive land use practices. An appendix addresses emissions of greenhouse gases from tropical deforestation and land use. The report also profiles seven humid tropical countries and points to examples of successful land restoration.