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Agriculture, Environment, and Health

Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

1993

Vernon W. Ruttan, editor

Agriculture, Environment, and Health

Offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the implications of changes in institutional design and policy reform now underway at the global level. Ultimately, these changes will provide sustainable growth in agricultural production. Particular attention is given to the institutions that conduct research and implement changes in technology and practice in the fields of agriculture and health, as well as those that monitor the changes in resource endowments, the quality of the environment and the health, and productivity of the human resources employed in agricultural production.

Offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the implications of changes in institutional design and policy reform now underway at the global level. Ultimately, these changes will provide sustainable growth in agricultural production. Particular attention is given to the institutions that conduct research and implement changes in technology and practice in the fields of agriculture and health, as well as those that monitor the changes in resource endowments, the quality of the environment and the health, and productivity of the human resources employed in agricultural production.

“This volume discusses several timely issues related to agriculture, environment, and health as identified through consultations with and from papers by leading scholars and practitioners presented at the 1991 Bellagio Conference in Italy.” BioScience

Agriculture, Environment, and Health offers a broad and challenging analysis of changes now under way at the global level in institutional design and policy reform that ultimately will promote sustainable growth in agricultural production. Internationally known contributors from the agricultural, health, environmental, and social sciences argue that an interdisciplinary approach is essential to dealing with this global problem. Particular attention is given to the institutions that conduct research and implement changes in technology and practice in the fields of agriculture and health as well as institutions that monitor the changes in resource endowments, the quality of the environment, and the health of productivity of the human resources employed in agricultural production.

Sustainable development, say the contributors - including Douglass C. North, Carl K. Eicher, and Godfrey Gunatilleke - will be achieved only if knowledge from separate areas is effectively communicated and integrated into the basis of all research conclusions and directives. Agriculture, Environment, and Health contributes to the productive building of bridges between research efforts across the fields of health, environment, and agriculture.

Agriculture, Environment, and Health

Vernon W. Ruttan is Regents’ Professor in the Departments of Economics and Agricultural and Applied Economics and an adjunct professor in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Agriculture, Environment, and Health

“This volume discusses several timely issues related to agriculture, environment, and health as identified through consultations with and from papers by leading scholars and practitioners presented at the 1991 Bellagio Conference in Italy.” BioScience

“Editor Ruttan effectively summarizes a series of challenges to the global agricultural research system for the coming century. The text is well worth reading, having broad appeal to professionals in many areas of scientific expertise.” Growth and Change

“The essays in this book have enriched the understanding on sustainable development on several important counts. . . . they have made an effective plea for an integrated, interdisciplinary, research agenda.” Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics

“Highly readable and stimulating. An excellent book.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics