Checklist for Sustainable Landscape Management: Final Report by J.D. van Mansvelt

By J.D. van Mansvelt

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

The instrument has been constructed out of a multidisciplinary learn in european nations which used to be designed to determine what could be the total necessities for a sustainable administration of the panorama of rural parts. may those conditions be introduced jointly in a finished approach with adequate consistency to conform with the thought that the panorama is an entity, which can be controlled as a result? Cooperation of the clinical specialists with these serious about the sensible part, and alternating plenary reporting with subgroup visits to farms within the rural landscapes of the members' nations, allowed for the advance of a few actually interdisciplinary teamwork. natural agriculture has been integrated to determine how natural agriculture contributes to the agricultural panorama.

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Visions on developments of yet unknown potentials of nature and culture. Contributions to our common future's sustainable development. + Progressive (enterprise) profit, favouring certain individuals or groups. Exhausting limited resources. Focus on single, isolated parts of the system. 1: Polarisation within society (horizontal) and the relation to a narrow or broad perspective. The fixation of a more or less random site of species in a more or less random stage of evolution and history, having the sympathy of a small group in society, can be seen as the ego-centred bias of derailed conservatism.

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.

2. Journals. 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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