TAILIEUCHUNG - Sustainable Land Management Sourcebook

Seventy-five percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas and most are involved in farming. In the 21st century, agriculture remains fundamental to economic growth, poverty alleviation, and environmental sustainability. The World Bank’s Agriculture and Rural Development publication series presents recent analyses of issues that affect agriculture’s role as a source of economic development, rural livelihoods, and environmental services. The series is intended for practical application, and we hope that it will serve to inform public discussion, policy formulation, and development planning | THE WORLD BANK Sustainable Land Management Sourcebook c The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development The World Bank Sustainable Land Management SOURCEBOOK AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Seventy-five percent of the world s poor live in rural areas and most are involved in farming. In the 21st century agriculture remains fundamental to economic growth poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability. The World Bank s Agriculture and Rural Development publication series presents recent analyses of issues that affect agriculture s role as a source of economic development rural livelihoods and environmental services. The series is intended for practical application and we hope that it will serve to inform public discussion policy formulation and development planning. Other titles in this series Forests Sourcebook Practical Guidance for Sustaining Forests in Development Cooperation Changing the Face of the Waters The Promise and Challenge of Sustainable Aquaculture Enhancing Agricultural Innovation How to Go Beyond the Strengthening of Research Systems Reforming Agricultural Trade for Developing Countries Volume 1 Key Issues for a Pro-Development Outcome of the Doha Round Reforming Agricultural Trade for Developing Countries Volume 2 Quantifying the Impact of Multilateral Trade Reform Sustainable Land Management Challenges Opportunities and Trade-Offs Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture A Sourcebook for Investment in Agricultural Water Management Agriculture Investment Sourcebook Sustaining Forests A Development .