Sustainability - a Long-term Goal for
Sustainable agriculture refers to a system of
producing plenty of high-quality food while protecting and enhancing the soil,
water, and other natural resources.
Sustainability is a long-term goal, for organic farmers and for society in
general. More and more people are making sustainability a the guiding principle
in their work.
Ecology-based farming mimics nature to create an agro-ecology where
biodiversity is high, plant nutrients are recycled, soil is protected from
erosion, water is conserved and not polluted, tillage is minimized, and
livestock production is integrated with perennial and annual crops.