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SARD-M Report for the Carpathian Convention Member States

Year of publication2008
Publisher(s)Europäische Akademie Bozen EURAC
Place of publicationBolzano/Bozen
Number of pages66
Publication typeJournal, booklet
The SARD (Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development) concept emerged in the early 1990s as a framework for focusing greater attention on sustainability issues within agricultural and rural development processes in developed and developing countries. Today, SARD is seen as a paradigm for holistic development that seeks the attainment of the Millennium Development Golas that emerged at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. According to the most acknowledged definition, SARD refers to a processs which is ecologically sound, environmentally sustainable, economically viable, socially just, culturally appropriate, humane, based on a holistic scientific approach and productive over the long term.
Regional Synthesis for Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic and Ukraine