Soil Quality, Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Security in Central and Eastern Europe

  • M. J. Wilson
  • B. Maliszewska-Kordybach

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASEN2, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overall Concepts of Soil Quality, Sustainable Development and Environmental Security; Synopsis and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. C. B. Davis, F. P. Miller
      Pages 3-16
  3. Soil Quality Studies in Central and Eastern European Countries; Synopsis and Overview

  4. Studies Emphasizing Some Western Examples of Management Practices and Strategies Relating to Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Security; Synopsis and Overview

  5. Management Practices Relating to Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Security, Emphasizing Examples from Central and Eastern Europe; Synopsis and Overview

  6. Socio-Economic Aspects of Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Security in Central and East European Countries; Synopsis and Overview

  7. Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-349
    2. M. J. Wilson, B. Maliszewska-Kordybach
      Pages 347-349
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 351-375

About this book


Agriculture is a crucial component of the economies of many of the countries in transition from a centrally-planned to a market economy and the sector is by no means immune to the environmental and socioeconomic problems confronting the countries as a whole. The concept of sustainable development provides a convenient framework for the formulation of government environmental policy for such countries, especially those of them that aspire to join the EU and would thus be expected to meet EU environmental standards. For agriculture, this inevitably involves appropriate strategies for balancing crop and animal production while protecting the quality of the national soil and water resources. There is thus an urgent need to compile, exchange and evaluate current information on the quality of soils in these countries, and to assess the potential impact of new management practices on the soil and on the wider environment.


Conservation Controlling Organic farming Sustainable Development Tillage Water Resources contaminants development ecosystem environment erosion pollution soil soil quality

Editors and affiliations

  • M. J. Wilson
    • 1
  • B. Maliszewska-Kordybach
    • 2
  1. 1.Macaulay Land Use Research InstituteAberdeenUK
  2. 2.Institute of Soil Science and Plant CultivationPulawyPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6378-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4181-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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