AGENDA 21 AND ITS EMPHASIS ON AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY

Gabriela POPOVICIU

Abstract


Since the 1979 World Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (WCARRD)
and the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment Development, which generated the Agenda 21
document, international agricultural development organizations have been urged to strengthen their focus toward
the sustainable development of the small-scale, resource poor farmer. This paper aims is to investigate at the
small-scale, the resources of a modest farmer's ongoing level of participation, rate of adoption of agricultural
technology, and the sustainable benefits of the implemented projects within the documents of several
international agricultural development organizations to determine if the farmers can positively impact the
forecasted. To accomplish this, the methodology utilized is the method of exploratory literature review.
International agricultural development is a non-formal, primarily agricultural education service for rural people.
Characteristic services of agricultural extension generally include: communication of agricultural research
findings and recommendations; dissemination of useful information through organized action; identification of
client need and possible solutions, and teaching people to help them (i.e. how to improve their quality of life,
income, farming practices, etc.). Having these, the results of this paper suggested that the impending need for
improved global agricultural production may not be met due to the low amount of evidence in the implemented
project reports of adoption of the technology, and the inadequate reporting of benefits essential to the smallscale,
resource modest farmer.

Keywords


sustainable development, 21 Agenda; agricultural development; rural community

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:979




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