Structural adaptation of human settlements to climate for sustainable agriculture

Hakeem, Shaik A., and Vemuri, Siva Ram (1997) Structural adaptation of human settlements to climate for sustainable agriculture. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 10 (1). pp. 63-74.

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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 climatic 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 accompanied by institutional adjustments.

Item ID: 54837
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2168-3573
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2018 03:28
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics @ 50%
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