FAO ETHICS SERIES 3

FAO ETHICS SERIES 3

The ethics of sustainable
agricultural intensification

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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2004
   
 

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ISSN 1609-0098

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Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Agricultural intensification

An ethics framework

When is intensification ethically good? A utilitarian model

When is intensification ethically good? A rights-based model

Utilitarianism and rights-based ethics: further issues

When is intensification ethically good? A virtue-based model

How should burdens and benefits be distributed?

Who is responsible for ensuring that intensification occurs?

Conclusion

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