Over time, scientists, technologists, and resource managers in affiuent countries have devised and institutionalized methodologies for exploiting and managing natural resources in their own environments with considerable success. In doing so, they have provided models, at least of development and affiuence, that the less developed countries seek to employ. An international symposium involving both invited and contributed papers addressing the technological and institutional challenges of sustainable development of natural resources in the Third World was staged in September 1985 in Columbus, Ohio, co-sponsored by The Argonne National Laboratory of Argonne, Illinois, The Tropical Renewable Resources Program and the School of Natural Resources of The Ohio State University, and the United States Agency for International Development. This volume presents selected papers from the symposium.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Overview -- Social Forestry and Sustainable Development -- Soil Erosion on Cultivated Steeplands of the Humid Tropics and Subtropics -- What Are the Soil and Water Benefits of Planting Trees in Developing Country Watersheds? -- Renewable Energy Projects In Developing Countries: Contributing to Success and Failure -- Social Science Analysis -- Economic Analysis of Renewable Resource Conservation in the Third World -- The Social Dimension of Natural Resource Management -- The Economics of Biological Diversity: Apologetics or Theory? -- Case Studies -- Evolutionary Conservation Project Planning and Implementation: NARMA in the Dominican Republic -- Environmental Management Education: A Model for Sustainable Natural Resources Development -- Implementing the World Conservation Strategy: Success Stories from Central America and Colombia -- The Strategy of Decentralized Production and Distribution of Improved Charcoal Stoves in Kenya -- Sustainable Development of Natural Resources in the Third World: The Human Equation -- Postscript
Doug D. Southgate Economics and Rural Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus. John Dishinger, Editor.