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By J.D. van Mansvelt

This paintings is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, widely-calibrated list for ecu sustainable panorama administration, that is meant to serve either as an analytical software of reference in addition to a layout instrument for neighborhood, neighborhood and eu coverage making on sustainable developments.

The device has been constructed out of a multidisciplinary examine in ecu nations which used to be designed to determine what often is the total standards for a sustainable administration of the panorama of rural components. may well those conditions be introduced jointly in a entire procedure with adequate consistency to conform with the idea that the panorama is an entity, which will be controlled therefore? Cooperation of the clinical specialists with these occupied with the sensible part, and alternating plenary reporting with subgroup visits to farms within the rural landscapes of the contributors' international locations, allowed for the advance of a few really interdisciplinary teamwork. natural agriculture has been integrated to determine how natural agriculture contributes to the agricultural panorama.

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That is: to reach the set targets. The choice of parameters, their ranges and arguments are given and the choice of parameters is decisive. In the elaboration of detailed targets, parameters and values of sustainable land use, the theories and practices of decades of organic and other environmentally friendly types of agriculture are taken into consideration as a considerable body of knowledge. As the main targets of those types of agriculture are widely in line with those of sustainable land use, it seems relevant to point to the "good farming practices" as developed in those circles of farmers and researchers.

Such perspectives could be challenged if mankind is perceived as definitely alien to nature. However, they fully comply with the perspective of the UN Agenda 21, building on the Common future of the Bruntland report (1987) and including the F A 0 recommendations about sustainable agriculture and rural development (SARD, 1991). All argue in favour of sustainable land-use and thus more or less to a sustainable management of the landscape. European landscapes reflect human priorities, choices and interventions of the past, just like actual interventions will be reflected in the landscape of the future (Bockemuhl, 1992).

2. 2: Adapted Maslow Triangle 2a t I Outline of a unifying concept Maslov’s triangle is here subdivided into three stages with different human priorities at each stage. Arguing from bottom to top of the Maslov triangle, the basic priority of human motivations is getting sufficient water, food and shelter, in quantitative and qualitative terms, to warrant the physical and physiological survival. The next stage of the triangle is getting sufficient social functioning and status to warrant psychological survival.

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