Outlines economic and "fairness" reasons why supporting the sale of the cost-share portion of agricultural nutrient and sediment reductions is not the most appropriate policy for the USDA and other government agencies to adopt....
Summary of briefing by Jonathan Lash, President of the World Resources Institute, for journalists on environmental trends for 2006.
The challenge for Asia
This paper introduces the socio-economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology in Asia and suggests a research agenda to determine if and how biotechnology can contribute to pro-poor sustainable development in the region.
How can genetic engineering serve U.S. midwestern agricultural sustainability?
Explores the intersection of two critical, but rarely juxtaposed science and policy issues: The path to U.S. agricultural sustainability and the future of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
An investment for agriculture, water quality, and climate change
Compares a number of policy options to reduce nutrient loss in the Mississippi River Basin from agricultural sources, provide new income sources for farmers, and help address hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.
Its Implications for Local Communities
Gives an overview of the emerging global regime on genetic resources, with a special emphasis on its implications for local and impoverished communities worldwide.
Growing sustainable farming and food systems
Shows how ecologically based practices can generate profits, while contributing to broader goals of sustainable development.
Government policies on resource management and improvement of the livelihood of local people in the Ca River Basin, Vietnam
The HAU research indicates that both forest cover and forest quality have declined in Nghe An in the last decade, particularly in the Ca River Basin.
Reveals that environmental damage threatens future world food production.
This is a joint study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and World Resources Institute.