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By J.D. van Mansvelt

This paintings is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, widely-calibrated list for european sustainable panorama administration, that's meant to serve either as an analytical device of reference in addition to a layout instrument for neighborhood, neighborhood and eu coverage making on sustainable developments.

The instrument has been constructed out of a multidisciplinary learn in ecu nations which was once designed to determine what will be the total standards for a sustainable administration of the panorama of rural components. may well those conditions be introduced jointly in a finished approach with adequate consistency to conform with the concept that the panorama is an entity, which may be controlled hence? Cooperation of the clinical specialists with these fascinated about the sensible facet, and alternating plenary reporting with subgroup visits to farms within the rural landscapes of the contributors' international locations, allowed for the advance of a few actually interdisciplinary teamwork. natural agriculture has been incorporated to determine how natural agriculture contributes to the agricultural panorama

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1. 1 Clean environment Food and fibre sufficiency and quality Regional carrying capacity Economic and efficient use of resources Sustainable, site-adapted and regionally specific production systems Main criterion: Clean environment (a-biotic) MAIN TARGET: A clean environment and long term availability of resources, allowing for the human and rural well being and development in a sustainable developing biosphere. 1 Sub-criterion: Fertile and resilient soil "The farmer is the guardian of the soil and of the country" (CEC'DGXI, 1993) TARGET: Prevention of soil degradation (pollution and loss of structure) and soil erosion; incentives for long term soil fertility improvement in rural or agro-sylvi-pastural production regions.

For instance, the standard for clean water is not only determined in an indisputable scientific way. " The same decisions have to de made for standards on the necessary diversity of plant and animal species in a valley, on top of a hill or on a south or a north exposed slope. Aspects filtering In from the social and cultural realm should not be disregarded or even denied in the decision-making process of the environment and biosphere values and qualities. The setting of sustainable management standards can only be done in a satisfying way if the existence, the background and the future perspectives of such value-system related perceptions are explicitly addressed.

The majority of the papers produced during the Concerted Action and especially during the plenary meeting have been published In two special issues of Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (1997, 1998). Next to theoretical articles and articles about participants' own research results, these special issues also include the results of the quick scans performed on some farms in the landscapes of the participating countries during the concerted action meetings. The special issues of this journal show that they widen their scope from food and fibre production to landscape production aspects of agriculture.

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