SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION: ARE THESE COMPATIBLE WITH CURRENT IMPERATIVES OF MARKET LED PRODUCTION FOR EXPORT?

It ls obviou1 that the ancient lde,a that a1rlcultural development a11at proceed at the expen1e of enviroD11ental preaervatlon la "&olng out of the window." It also la no aecret t:hat agricultural developaent baa buen in 1erioua conflict with conaerval:lon or pre1ervatlon of the environment. Thia ha• aanlfe1ted lt1elf clearly in the ralatlonahlp between A1;rlcultura and For&1try Departaenta 11!1 the Caribbean. Historically, a&rlculture departae,nta have been charged with the reaponaibllity of purauing agricultural goal1 1 which 1trongly eaphaaize hie reaaed food production and the c leu·lng of for eat landa. On the other hand, fore1try departaent1 have traditl.onally proaoted conaervation and u,intaining forest cover for ecological. reaaona. Hence, these departaenta have gone their separate waya, and even in aoat ca1e1 where forestry functi. ona were performed within the Depart11ent of Agriculture, a way haa been found to change this, and to eatabliah a aeparate roreatry Department.


Issue Date:
Jul 14 1991
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
3




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