''Greening'' Agriculture in the developing world

Agricultural policy in developing countries focuses on productivity and livelihoods while paying little attention to environmental sustainability. In the long-run, both the environment and the poor suffer. Innovative policy that captures environmental values in agriculture alongside institutional improvements are needed to balance trade-offs between agricultural benefits and environmental costs.

Charles Palmer

Institute for Environmental Decisions, ETH Zurich
Chair of Environmental Policy and Economics, Zurich, Switzerland

Download this article in magazine layout

Cookie settings