What Is Sustainable Agriculture?
What does sustainable mean?
Sustainability: Maintaining the present without compromising the
"What is sustainable agriculture? It is in
large part, a wedding of
ecology and agriculture. It proposes that a farm must be not only
economically but also ecologically healthy if it is to be viable
the long term. It also proposes that farmers and farm workers should
be afforded a good quality of life and be treated fairly. A
sustainable agriculture will yield healthy rural communities and
towns, which are key to the overall health of our nation."
The Next Green Revolution:
Essential Steps to a Healthy,
James E. Horne, PhD, and Maura McDermott
"Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable--to
that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
World Commission on Environment and Development, Brundtland
Commission, "Our Common Future" (quoted on the Oklahoma
Network website, www.oksustainability.org)
“Industrial Agriculture vs. Sustainable Agriculture: How
“Ten Steps to a Sustainable
The Next Green Revolution
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE)
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program Professional Development Program (SARE PDP)
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