sustainable agriculture

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sustainable agriculture

[sə‚stān·ə·bəl ′ag·rə‚kəl·chər]
(agriculture)
An integration of traditional, conservation-minded farming techniques with modern scientific advances that maximizes use of on-farm renewable resources instead of imported and nonrenewable resources, while earning a return that is large enough for the farmer to continue in an ecologically harmless, regenerative way.
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According to the circular, Guilin should integrate technologies in ecological management and green agricultural production, carry out landscape resources protection, and develop ecological tourism, ecological agriculture, and the culture plus healthcare industry.
The farming communities of Bangladesh who were practising biodiversity-based ecological agriculture joined together to form The New Agricultural Movement, or Nayakrishi Andalon.
Several conferences and think-tank workshops to examine issues related to the liberalisation of the Tunisian agriculture sector in the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), the national strategy in the olive oil and water sectors, renewable energies in the agriculture and agri-food sectors, ecological agriculture and the development of the public agricultural policies are scheduled on this fair's agenda.
He has worked with Steffanie Scott since 2010 to document the development of ecological agriculture and alternative food initiatives in China.
I recently participated in the annual Farm and Food Conference put on by the Kansas Rural Center, which is a local organization devoted to ecological agriculture.
Among specific topics are effects of reduced nitrogen applications rates and soybean intercropping on sugarcane fields in southern China, non-point-source pollution control in integrated rice-frog agro-ecosystems, the structure and function of grass-covered orchards in Fujian Province, the status quo and development policies of organic agriculture in China, and ecological agriculture on arid sloped land in Yunnan's dry-hot valley.
The three groups are advocating ecological agriculture, described as a farming method that combines modern science and innovation with respect to nature and biodiversity.
23] The definition of ecological agriculture is producing more food in per unit resource used, while minimizing the impact of food production on the environment.
He said MoU between PARC-LZU and establishment of PARC-LZU Ecological Agriculture Centre at NARC will not only be source to strengthen this collaboration but also help to upscale this ongoing collaboration from organizational level to national and regional level through research and technological development by sharing the knowledge, expertise, scientific material and information.
Carlo Leifert, professor of ecological agriculture at Newcastle University who led the study, said: "The organic versus non-organic debate has rumbled on for decades now but the evidence from this study is overwhelming - that organic food is high in antioxidants and lower in toxic metals and pesticides.
It will also have to promote ecological agriculture and animal husbandry.
Among the concrete steps taken by the government are the establishment of 276 centers for the reproduction of entomophages and entomopathogens (organisms that are natural enemies of pests), a National Urban Farming Program with 26 subprograms that span the production of vegetables, medicinal plants, condiments, grains, fruit, and animal breeding (hens, rabbits, sheep, goats, pigs, bees and fish) that are developed throughout the country, and a program for the promotion of ecological agriculture within the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP).