The US Congress stated in the 1990 Farm Bill that “sustainable agriculture” is defined by the five following statements:
“1. Satisfy human food and fiber needs.
2. Enhance environmental quality and the natural resource base upon which the agricultural economy depends.
3. Make the most efficient use of nonrenewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate, where appropriate, natural biological cycles and controls.
4. Sustain the economic viability of farm operations.
5. Enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole.”
The problem today is that most farms have to use substantial amounts of non-renewable fuels to support large scale production. And some scientists and researchers believe that large scale farming is not needed; small scale and sustainable farming is enough to feed everyone in the world and at the same time, minimize negative impacts to the environment.
More awareness campaign should be created highliting on the need for sustainable agriculture.
Wealthier countries should support poorer cuntries to adopt some of the measures by extending some of the devices to them while developing human skills to operate them.
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