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Edward Goldsmith and World Agriculture: Toward 2000, FAO's Plan to Feed the World 81

Nicholas Hildyard FAO's main policy document is complacent about the present world food situation

and argues for the continuation of current modernization policies. These may increase food production in the short term, but in the long term will lead to environmental degradation and famine on a massive scale.

Miguel A. Altieri Traditional Farming in Latin America 93

Traditional agricultural techniques can produce high yields of varied crops, while maintaining soil fertility and saving the farmer the expense of modern inputs. They are able to do so because of the diversity of crops grown and because they mimic natural ecological processes.

Winin Pereira Traditional Rice Growing in India 97

Countless different agricultural strategies are used in rice growing in India. Their most notable features are that they aim to maximize food security rather than food production, and they maintain the fertility of the soil using renewable, local resources.

Helena Norberg-Hodge, Agriculture in Ladakh 99

John Page and ^ system of agriculture which is an integral part of the social and economic Peter Goering framework of Ladakhi life has enabled the inhabitants of this harsh mountain desert

to maintain a remarkably high standard of living.

Chatchawan Tongdeelert The Muang Faai Irrigation System of Northern Thailand 101

and Larry Lohmann Yhe traditional muang faai water-management system allows villagers to control the

supply of water to their rice fields in ways which are responsive to the needs of individuals and communities. The sophisticated systems both require and help strengthen social cohesion and local protection of natural resources. Declaration of the International Movement for Ecological Agriculture 107 A statement drafted by social and environmental activists at a meeting in Penang in January, 1990.

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The Ecologist, Vol. 21, No. 2, March/April 1991