Although this book uses many developed world examples
to illustrate ideas and strategies,
the principles behind these examples
can be used anywhere on our planet.
Ultimately, this book is about conducting a survey
of the resources and hazards in your region or country,
and learning how to use your resources in ways
that protect genetic diversity, soil fertility,
and that maintain an ample mineral reserve.
It is also about working out trade agreements
that are consistent with these goals.
If these conditions are maintained,
the potential for a people to prosper anywhere on our planet
is virtually unlimited.