Managing Sustainable Development

Stanley R. Johnson
May 1995  [95-WP 135]

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Johnson, S.R. 1995. "Managing Sustainable Development." Working paper 95-WP 135. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.


For transition economies, sustainable development of agriculture can be most effectively achieved by aggressive steps to increase the role of markets in resource allocation and distribution, according to this paper. Using resources efficiently and producing the foods and services most highly valued by consumers can take agriculture a long way toward the goal of sustainable development. Leaders in transition economies have the difficult task of orchestrating the change of an economic system, but an unusual and perhaps one-time opportunity for carrying reforms.