By Roger Blobaum, World Sustainable Agriculture Association. October 1995
The main focus of this paper is a review of progress being made in a transition to more environmentally sound farming methods in several important agricultural countries outside of Europe. It reports on agricultural trends and changes underway in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, and Japan. These countries, like those in Central and Eastern Europe, developed highly industrialized production systems over the last few decades and now are moving, slowly but surely, in a more environmentally friendly direction.
This paper also includes a discussion of new trends and attitudes and of changing policies and model projects and programs that may be adaptable [Read more…]