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.

chapter 1/|4 pages


ByDouglas D. Southgate

part Part I|61 pages


chapter 2/|14 pages

Social Forestry and Sustainable Development

ByHans Gregersen, Stephen E. McGaughey

chapter 3/|18 pages

Soil Erosion on Cultivated Steeplands of the Humid Tropics and Subtropics

ByTerry J. Logan, Leslie R. Cooperband

chapter 4/|20 pages

What Are the Soil and Water Benefits of Planting Trees in Developing Country Watersheds?

ByLawrence S. Hamilton, Andrew J. Pearce

part Part II|43 pages

Social Science Analysis

chapter 6/|12 pages

Economic Analysis of Renewable Resource Conservation in the Third World

ByDouglas D. Southgate, Fredrick J. Hitzhusen

chapter 7/|14 pages

The Social Dimension of Natural Resource Management

ByDavid O. Hansen, J. Mark Erbaugh

chapter 8/|15 pages

The Economics of Biological Diversity: Apologetics or Theory?

ByRichard B. Norgaard

part Part III|59 pages

Case Studies

chapter 11/|11 pages

Implementing the World Conservation Strategy: Success Stories from Central America and Colombia

ByJames R. Barborak, Gina C. Green

chapter 14/|1 pages


Edited ByDouglas D. Southgate, John F. Disinger