Agriculture, Environment, and Health: Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

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U of Minnesota Press, 1994 - Agriculture - 401 pages
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Contents

Setting the Stage
23
Transaction Costs
48
Technology Dissemination
73
Identification and Use for Agriculture
104
Tales of Dissemination in Agriculture
146
Health Research and Health Systems
183
Sri Lanka
208
Kenya
235
Monitoring Global Change
259
Monitoring the Effects of Acid Deposition and Climate
284
Institutional Capacity to Monitor the Interactions
308
Perspective
341
Contributors
381
Index
387
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Page 14 - The greatest Invention of the 19th century was the Invention of the method •of invention.
Page 6 - No doubt they never expected the rise in income per head that has made us so much richer than they ever dreamed was possible. But that only reinforces the point that the future may be too important to be left to the accident of mistaken expectations and the ups and downs of the Protestant ethic.
Page 6 - Africa (Pingali, Bigot, and Binswanger, 1987). At low levels of population density, these systems were sustainable over long periods of time. As population density increased, short fallow systems emerged. Where the shift to short fallow systems occurred slowly, as in Western Europe and East Asia, systems of farming that permitted sustained growth in agricultural production emerged. Where the transition to short fallow has been forced by rapid population growth, the consequence has often been soil...

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