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Title: EASTERN EUROPE: WHERE DOES CONSERVATION FIT IN?

Author
item Busscher, Warren
item LIPIEC, JERZY

Submitted to: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/25/2004
Publication Date: 4/5/2004
Citation: Busscher, W.J., Lipiec, J.B. 2004. Eastern Europe: Where does conservation fit in? Journal of Soil And Water Conservation. 59(2):31A-33A.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: After they left the Soviet sphere of influence, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine were among the countries that had to redevelop soil and water conservation in their agricultural communities. Soil and water conservation is important to the economies of these four countries where agriculture makes up 9 to 17% of their gross national products and where most of the population was and may still be involved in agriculture. Agriculture and conservation were formerly controlled by central governmental policy; but now they are influenced by market demands with indirect influence from governmental programs. This article introduces two of four other articles that describe agricultural and environmental changes for Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine in greater detail. The later articles detail where each country is in the redevelopment process.