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Agriculture, environment, and health : sustainable development in the 21st century

Author: Vernon W Ruttan
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the implications of changes in institutional design and policy reform now underway at the global level. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Agriculture, environment, and health.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1994
(DLC) 93008527
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vernon W Ruttan
ISBN: 9780816622917 0816622914 9780816685264 0816685266
OCLC Number: 232159889
Notes: Based on papers presented at a conference held in Bellagio, Italy, in October 1991.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 401 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Sustainable agricultural growth / Vernon W. Ruttan --
Agricultural and food system scenarios for the 21st century / Kirit S. Parikh --
Constraints on institutional innovation: transaction costs, incentive compatability, and historical considerations / Douglass C. North --
Building productive national and international agricultural research systems / Carl K. Eicher --
Fragile lands: identification and use for agriculture / B.L. Turner II and Patricia A. Benjamin --
Tales of dissemination in agriculture / Judith Tendler. Institutional infrastructure for health research in developing countries / Adetokunbo O. Lucas --
Health policy for rural areas: Sri Lanka / Godfrey Gunatilleke --
Health systems for rural areas: Kenya / Dan C.O. Kaseje --
Institutional capacity to monitor the sources and effects of environmental change in agriculture / Stephen L. Rawlins --
Monitoring the effects of acid deposition and climate change on agricultural potential / J.A. Lee, David Norse, and Martin Parry --
Institutional capacity to monitor the interactions of agricultural and health change / David Bradley. Challenges to agricultural research in the 21st century / Vernon W. Ruttan --
Global research systems for sustainable development: agriculture, health, and environment / David E. Bell, William C. Clark, and Vernon W. Ruttan.
Other Titles: Agriculture, environment & health
Responsibility: Vernon W. Ruttan, editor.

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