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Structural Adaptation of Human Settlements to Climate for Sustainable Agriculture

Hakeem, S. A. and Vemuri, Siva Ram (1997). Structural Adaptation of Human Settlements to Climate for Sustainable Agriculture. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture,10(1):63-74.

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Title Structural Adaptation of Human Settlements to Climate for Sustainable Agriculture
Author Hakeem, S. A.
Vemuri, Siva Ram
Journal Name Journal of Sustainable Agriculture
Publication Date 1997
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1044-0046   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0031436870
Start Page 63
End Page 74
Total Pages 12
Place of Publication Binghampton, N.Y., U.S.A.
Publisher Food Products Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract In their pursuit for sustainable agriculture, populations are increasingly searching for efficient utilization of resources. History suggests that human settlements actually become more sustainable when they adapt to climactic conditions confronting them. They develop built-in institutional adjustments for yielding maximum benefit from resources to achieve sustainable agriculture by converting externalities that become invisibles in market transactions, such as climate, family, and insurance, to become integral inputs in the production of agriculture. Therefore, efficient utilization can only become effective in the long run if it can promote sustainable practices which can adequately link output, technological change, and resources. After examining three alternative links among these aspects simultaneous action is suggested on two fronts. They are: (a) costs of adjustments must be paid for in their entirety, and (b) changes to resource utilization must be accomplished by institutional adjustments.
 
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