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sustainable agriculture

Definition:
An integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will, over the long-term— (A) satisfy human food and fiber needs; (B) enhance environmental quality and the natural resource base upon which the agriculture economy depends; (C) make the most efficient use of nonrenewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate, where appropriate, natural biological cycles and controls; (D) sustain the economic viability of farm operations; and (E) enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt
NALT Core
Narrower Concepts:
Entry Terms:
  • sustainable agricultural production
  • sustainable livestock production
  • sustainable animal production
  • regenerative agriculture
  • sustainable plant and animal production
  • regenerative farming
  • sustainable crop production
  • sustainable dairy farming
  • sustainable farming
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/5307
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