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dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-13T10:05:58Z
dc.date.available2008-06-13T10:05:58Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationIn: Proceedings of the International Soil Conservation (ISCO) Conference, Budapest, 19-23 May 2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/30012
dc.description.abstractExperiences from several research project are summarized, especially two European Union Framework Programme (FP) Projects. These projects were SHASEA (Sustainable Highland Agriculture in South-East Asia; FP 4) and BORASSUS (FP 6). Specific project design and management lessons were gained from both projects, which can be employed by similar research projects promoting sustainable agro-environmental development in the tropics and subtropics. Both projects postulated that environmental protection and socio-economic development were complimentary, synergistic and achievable aims. These aims can largely be achieved by adopting holistic and integrated approaches to soil conservation. While soil conservation is largely an environmental engineering problem, we need to recognize that effective conservation has social, economic, educational and political dimensions. The case for an integrated environmental and socio-economic approach to soil conservation is supported by detailed case studies from Yunnan Province (China) and São Luís (Brazil).
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhampton in association with International Soil Conservation Organization
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/isco/
dc.subjectSoil conservation
dc.subjectResearch policy
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectDevelopment projects
dc.subjectLand literacy
dc.titleTowards an integrated approach to soil conservation
dc.typeConference contribution
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-20T16:07:48Z
html.description.abstractExperiences from several research project are summarized, especially two European Union Framework Programme (FP) Projects. These projects were SHASEA (Sustainable Highland Agriculture in South-East Asia; FP 4) and BORASSUS (FP 6). Specific project design and management lessons were gained from both projects, which can be employed by similar research projects promoting sustainable agro-environmental development in the tropics and subtropics. Both projects postulated that environmental protection and socio-economic development were complimentary, synergistic and achievable aims. These aims can largely be achieved by adopting holistic and integrated approaches to soil conservation. While soil conservation is largely an environmental engineering problem, we need to recognize that effective conservation has social, economic, educational and political dimensions. The case for an integrated environmental and socio-economic approach to soil conservation is supported by detailed case studies from Yunnan Province (China) and São Luís (Brazil).


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