Sustainable agriculture can be defined in many ways, but ultimately it seeks to sustain farmers, resources and communities by promoting certain practices. Here are a couple things to know about it:
– Roughly 40% of today’s global population works in agriculture, making it the largest employer in the world.
– Sustainable agriculture is the rejection of the industrial approach to food production.
– The ecological and social price of factory farms is erosion, deforestation, contaminated soil and water, loss of biodiversity, labor abuses and the decline of family farms.
– Sustainable agriculture embraces a range of techniques that are organic, free-range, holistic and biodynamic.