Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Development: At the Crossroads
The lecture explores the interconnection between sustainable agriculture and sustainable development, emphasizing the importance of agriculture in ensuring a high quality of life while preserving natural resources for future generations. Keeney discusses the challenges and complexities of defining and implementing sustainable agriculture practices and policies, highlighting environmental quality, social costs, energy availability, and global food supply. The document concludes by presenting the need for a paradigm shift in agricultural research, education, and policies towards a holistic approach that integrates systems-based thinking, resource preservation, community involvement, and sustained profitability.
Sustainable agriculture, Environmental conditions