Joint U.S. Agricultural Run-Off Program: Poland Agriculture and Water Quality Protection Project

Stanley R. Johnson, Aziz Bouzaher, Walter E. Foster, Susan C. Gordon
June 1993  [93-SR 62]

As Poland's economic transformation progresses, its agricultural sector must adopt new technologies in order to operate safely and efficiently, to remain competitive in the world marketplace, and to meet basic standards of environmental protection. This paper reports on the Poland Agriculture and Water Quality Protection Project (PAWQP), developed under a cooperative agreement between the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VII. The paper discusses the innovative approach of encouraging sustainable management practices, through farm and watershed demonstrations, baseline surveys and environmental monitoring, education, and institutional strengthening, Initial results from all aspects of the project are presented.

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