Information on Sustainable Agriculture
By Jeff Kirkpatrick – Food Revolution Now
This is a working post that will be updated periodically.
Last update: January 15, 2017
Sustainable agriculture is not separate from its local environment; it is not separate from the local climate and ecological conditions and it is not separate from the community, or the culture of the people who live in that unique location. It has been defined in various ways:
“Sustainable agriculture is not merely a package of prescribed methods. More important, it is a change in mindset whereby agriculture acknowledges its dependence on a finite natural resource base – including the finite quality of fossil fuel energy that is now a critical component of conventional farming systems. It also recognizes that farm management problems (weeds, insects, etc.) cannot be dealt with in isolation but must be seen as part of a whole ecosystem whose balance must be…
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