Farmers

Sustainable agriculture provides high yields without undermining the natural systems and resources that productivity depends on. Farmers who take a sustainable approach work efficiently with natural processes rather than ignoring or struggling against them – and use the best of current knowledge and technology to avoid the unintended consequences of industrial, chemical-based agriculture. One important result is that farmers are able to minimize their use of pesticides and fertilizers, thereby saving money and protecting future productivity, as well as the environment.

Below are some of the most common sustainable agriculture techniques employed by farmers today to achieve the key goals of weed control, pest control, disease control, erosion control and high soil quality:

7th Apr 2011 

Following many years of studying and working with the major challenges being faced by Australia, including climate change, water security, food quality, human health, land degradation and biodiversity loss, I have observed that both the cause and the solutions to these major challenges have common elements which can be addressed through initiating three main shifts in thinking towards our living environment.

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