Global Policies for Sustainable Agriculture
World Commission on Environment and Development
Publisher: Zed Books
Year Published: 1987
Pages: 131pp ISBN: 0-86232-709-1
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX3534
World food production is characterized by unsaleable surpluses in Europe and North America, alongside mass hunger in the Third World. This report to the WCED argues this pattern is ecologically destructive and morally unacceptable and that the loss of cropland, forests and fertility is not inevitable. It proposes solutions to meet the growing demand for food, and to improve the environment in areas lost to agricultural production.