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Agricultural modernization and resource deterioration in Latin America

By: Torres Zorrilla, J.A.
Material type: ArticleArticleSeries: Program Papers Series (IICA) no. 45. Publisher: San José (Costa Rica) 1994Description: 142 p.ISSN: 1011-7741.Subject(s): MODERNIZACION | CAMBIO TECNOLOGICO | ADOPCION DE INNOVACIONES | SECTOR AGRICOLA | MEDIO AMBIENTE | IMPACTO AMBIENTAL | GRANOS | SOJA | FRUTAS | HORTALIZAS | FLORES | MARISCOS | PRODUCCION LECHERA | CITRICOS | AMERICA LATINA | ARGENTINA | BRASIL | CHILE | MEXICO | COLOMBIA | ECUADOR | COSTA RICASummary: This document presents concrete evidence that resource deterioration is taking place in the most dynamic subsectors of the agricultural sector in Latin American countries. First, the most successful experiences of agricultural modernization are describe in Chapter 2. Then, the environmental assessment of these export-oriented modernization processes is presented in Chapter 3. Finally, the need for alternative policies to ensure natural resources conservation, environmental enhancement, and a sustainable and competitive agriculture are discussed in Chapter 4. (MIBA)

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This document presents concrete evidence that resource deterioration is taking place in the most dynamic subsectors of the agricultural sector in Latin American countries. First, the most successful experiences of agricultural modernization are describe in Chapter 2. Then, the environmental assessment of these export-oriented modernization processes is presented in Chapter 3. Finally, the need for alternative policies to ensure natural resources conservation, environmental enhancement, and a sustainable and competitive agriculture are discussed in Chapter 4. (MIBA)

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