This report provides a new approach to examining the links between ecosystem services (the benefits derived from nature) and the poor.
A "green" transformation is currently sprouting in the food and agriculture industry in many parts of the world.
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 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.
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.