Preface. Soil Quality, Sustainable Development and Environmental Security; Introduction to General; M.J. Wilson. Part I: Overall Concepts of Soil Quality, Sustainable Development and Environmental Security; Synopsis and Overview. Soil, Sustainability and Security; the Importance of Ecosystem Integrity; C.B. Davis, F.P. Miller. Soil Quality in Relation to the Concepts of Multifunctionality and Sustainable Development; G. Varallyay. Part II: Soil Quality Studies in Central and Eastern European Countries; Synopsis and Overview. The Heavy Metals and Sulphur Status of Agricultural Soils in Poland; H. Terelak, T. Motowicka-Terelak. Organic Contaminants in Agricultural Soils in Central and East European Countries as Compared to West European Countries; Example of PAHs; B. Maliszewska-Kordybach. Quality and Contamination of Agricultural Soils in Hungary as Indicated by Environmental Monitoring and Risk Assessment; A. Muranyi. Contamination and Degradation of Soils in the Czech Republic -- Contemporary and Future State; E. Podlesakova, J. Nemecek. The Present Status of the Soil Environment in Russia; S. Andronikov. Part III: Studies Emphasizing Some Western Examples of Management Practices and Strategies Relating to Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Security; Synopsis and Overview. Agro-Environmental Aspects of Land Disposal of Industrial Wastes; S. Haneklaus, et al. Long-Term Field Experiments and Implications for Soil Quality Assessment with Respect to Organic Contaminants; The Significance of sewage sludge applied to agricultural land; R.E. Alcock, K.C. Jones. Organic Farming in Large Frams with Special Reference to Eastern Germany; Management Strategies, Environmental Effects and Economic Aspects; J. Bachinger, K. Stein-Bachinger. Minimum Tillage Technology as an Alternative to Traditional Systems: Environmental Implications and Their Relevance to Poland and other CEES; B.C. Ball. Soil Physical Quality and the Effects of Management; A.R. Dexter, E.A. Czyz. Herbicide Management to Maintain Environmental Quality; Lessons to be Learned from North American Herbicide Management Practices; S.A. Clay. Controlling Animal Waste Management in Denmark as Related to Soil and Water Quality; C.A. Pedersen. The Use of Soil Data to Predict Environmental Sensitivity to Pollution; E. Paterson, et al. Part IV: Management Practices Relating to Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Security, Emphasizing Examples from Central and Eastern Europe; Synopsis and Overview. Impact of Management Practices on Soil Quality in CEE Countries with Particular Reference to Poland; M. Fotyma. Application of Sludges for Remediation of Contaminated Soil Environment; T.I. Stuczynski, et al. Past, Present and Future Status of N-Fertilization Policies in Hungary; T. Nemeth. Soil Tillage Systems Applied in Russia to Prevent Soil Erosion and Degradation; A.G. Bondarev. A Mechanism for the Self-Regulation of Fertility in Ukrainian Chernozems; M.K. Shikula. Conservation Non-Plough Systems of Crop Production in Ukraine with Increased Reproduction of Soil Fertility; M.V. Kapshtyk, et al. An Erosion Control System for Sustainable Land Use in a Lithuanian Catchment; B. Jankauskas, G. Jankauskiene. Rehabilitation of Acid Soils by Liming and Lon Term Manurial Treatment; A. Pleseviciene, B. Jankauskas. Interacting Effects of Liming, Fertilization and Plant Breeding in Some Lithuanian Soils in Relation to Environmental Protection; J. Staputis. Part V: Socio-Economic Aspects of Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Security in Central and East European Countries; Synopsis and Overview. Appropriate Agricultural Policies to Sustain Agriculture in the Central and Eastern European Countries; G.E. Dalton. Future of Polish Agriculture: Possibilities and Problems; I. Duer, S. Krasowicz. Opportunities for Sustainable Agriculture in the CEECs with Particular Emphasis on Poland; A. Wos. Assessments of Environmental Policy Measures: A Farm Approach; S. Gedek. Part VI: Conclusions and Recommendations. List of Workshop Participants. Subject Index. Coloured Plates.