This paper is one of a series of REPSI “working papers” that seeks to illuminate the cutting-edge issues, challenges, and opportunities of natural resource management in the region’s uplands.
The PAGE Agroecosystems study analyzed qualitative and quantitative indicators of the condition of the world's agroecosystems in terms of the delivery of a number of key goods and services valued by society.
If the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change were ratified by the U.S. Senate and a national program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions put in place, some studies have suggested that American farmers would suffer dire economic consequences.
Biodiversity is a fundamental basis for agricultural production and food security, as well as a valuable ingredient of environmental conservation.
The world's farmers face a major challenge achieving food security for 5.7 billion people while producing crops sustainably.
Although some pesticides have been restricted or banned because they pose risks of cancer, birth defects, or neurological damage, little attention has so far been given to what may be their greatest risk: impairment of human and animal immune systems.
Thanks to liberalized trade and development strategies with Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. grocery stores now offer exotic fresh produce such as mangoes, raspberries, and snowpeas virtually year round.
Although the notion of sustainable agriculture is attracting considerable interest, little information has been available for evaluating current levels of agricultral sustainability in the United States or the policy options that will best promote it.
All life on Earth is part of one great, interdependent system. It interacts with, and depends on, the non-living components of the planet: atmosphere, oceans, freshwaters, rocks, and soils.
In theory, U.S. agriculture is a business enterprise like any other, so any decline of capital assets should figure in income calculations.
This report summarizes forest and crop damage in the United States and Europe, examines the evidence connecting it to air pollution, and recommends that emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and hydrocarbons be significantly reduced and non-fossil energy sources introduced.
Special focus on the spread of toxic wastes in the developed world and sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.