Table of Contents
- Preface. Summary.
Background and problem statement.
Structure of the report.
2. Research Methods.
Outline of a unifying concept.
On the complementarity of interdisciplinary Holism and disciplinary reductionism.
Dissemination of results.
Explanation of the checklist.
Criteria for the (a)biotic realm: (a)biotic realm (J.D. van Mansvelt, D. Znaor).
Fertile and resilient soil.
Wild fire control.
Food and fibre sufficiency and quality.
Nationally sufficient and regionally sustainable levels of food and fibre production.
Good food and fibre quality to match sufficient quantities.
Regional carrying capacity.
Economic and efficient use of resources.
Sustainable, site-adapted and regionally specific production system.
Flora and fauna species diversity.
Vertical coherence: onsite.
Horizontal coherence: in the landscape.
Cyclical coherence: in time.
Criteria for the social realm: economy and sociology (J.D. van Mansvelt, M.J. van der Lubbe).
Good farming should pay-off.
Greening the economy.
Well-being in the area.
Permanent education of farmers.
Access to participation.
Farmers' involvement in activities outside the farm.
Outsiders' involvement in farm activities.
Accessibility of the landscape.
Criteria for the humanity realm: psychology and physiognomy
and cultural heritage (J.D. van Mansvelt, J. Kuiper).
Compliance to the natural environment.
Good use of the landscape's potential utility.
Presence of naturalness.
A rich and fair offer of sensory qualities.
Experiences of unity.
Presence of cyclical developments.
Careful management of the landscape.
Diversity of landscape components.
Coherence of the landscape elements.
Continuity of land-use and spatial arrangements.
4. Performances of organic agriculture.
Theory and literature.
Features of modern strategies.
Basic concepts of organic types of agriculture.
Empirical data collected from literature.
Comparison of farming systems in the concerted action.
5. Uses and users.
Overview of possible uses and users.
Indicative links with funding.
Annex 1: Participants.
Annex 2: Checklist's compliance with other standards
for sustainable and organic agriculture (D. Znaor).
- No. of pages: 181
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1998
- Published: November 2, 1998
- Imprint: Elsevier Science
- eBook ISBN: 9780080528984
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J.D. van Mansvelt
M.J. van der Lubbe
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