- Explains why a quality environment is essential for future agricultural and economic development Demonstrates that integrated resource management leads to sustainable and productive agriculture for development
- Shows that certain agroforestry techniques conserve soil, water, energy, and biological resources and at the same time increase food and fuel supplies
- Addresses the need for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and training to implement sound resource management policies and programs
Overview C.V. Kidd, Food Production. P. Demeny, D. Meadows, and C.V. Kidd, Population Change: Global Trends and Future Implications.
Soil and Water Resources F. Troeh and D. Pimentel, Soil and Land. E. Clark, D. Pimentel, and F. Troeh, Soil Erosion. P. Riley, D. Pimentel, and C.V. Kidd, Water.
Productive Sustainable Systems: Agroforestry R. Winterbottom, Integrated Resource Management Systems--Definition and Assessment. J. Gritzner and D. Pimentel, Examples, Case Studies, and Models. P. Oram and D. Pimentel, Research Challenges: Ecosystems and Economics. L. Fortmann, Social Aspects of Resource Management Systems. E. Boulding, A Sociological Analysis of Alternative Agriculture.
Summary C.V. Kidd, Observations and Conclusions. Appendix: Committee on Population, Resources, and the Environment.