Chapter V - Planning and Management of Land Resources

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  Contribution of Co-operative Enterprises and the International
     Co-operative Movement to Implementation of UN AGENDA 21:
       Programme of Action for Sustainable Development 
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                     Prepared jointly by
             the International Co-operative Alliance
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                      the United Nations
  Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development

                 Geneva and New York, April 1995

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                          CHAPTER V
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V. INTEGRATED APPROACH TO THE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF LAND
   RESOURCES (CHAPTER 10)

   It has been shown in previous chapters that cooperative
enterprises and the cooperative movement play a significant role
in rural economies, and are beginning to contribute substantially
to the process of transformation of these economies to a
sustainable condition.  It will be seen later in Chapter XIX
that, through representative organizations of national and
international cooperative movements members of cooperatives are
increasingly able to participate in the formulation of policies,
and in their implementation and monitoring, which are intended
to achieve sustainable forms of development. These include, in
respect to rural economies and societies, concern with the more
appropriate planning and management of land resources.  Through
their partnerships with farmers' organizations and environmental
organizations cooperative movements are beginning to participate
directly in land resource planning and management.