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Chapter 13. Sustainable agriculture

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Sustainable agriculture occurs on small and large amounts of land, mountainous and flat land and, generally, in tropical countries it is based on traditional agricultural practice, and family and community-based land ownership… more

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Sustainable agriculture occurs on small and large amounts of land, mountainous and flat land and, generally, in tropical countries it is based on traditional agricultural practice, and family and community-based land ownership. There are no reasons for big changes to this farming method, especially when looking at long-term sustainability, and improving food security and incomes for as many people as possible.

Sustainable, regenerative and resilient agricultural systems:

  • Are culturally appropriate
  • Improve the soil, land and conditions for production every year
  • Repair damaged soil and restore natural biodiversity
  • Maximise production on agricultural land already in use, in an organic and sustainable way
  • Are affordable for all community members
  • Form community cooperatives and farmers’ groups that share resources, costs, techniques and knowledge
  •  Improve the storage, marketing and transport of produce
  • Are diverse in yields and types of land management
  • Are integrated systems

Contents include:

  • About sustainable agriculture
  • Agriculture and the natural environment
  • Creating sustainable agriculture
    – Resources for sustainable agriculture
    – Creating the right conditions
    – Land and crop management
  • Mushrooms
  • Post-harvest storage and use
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