Sustainable agriculture: A strategy for the future we need
Sustainable agriculture is a system that over the long term enhances environmental quality and efficient resource utilization for basic human food and fibre needs while enhancing the quality of life for farmers and society in the present generation as well as preserving them for the future generation. This paper examined the concept of sustainable agriculture, its components, principles, aims of sustainable agriculture and methods as well as benefits of sustainable agriculture. It also highlighted the concept of organic farming. It concludes that sustainable agriculture is both philosophy-driven that combines with a set of concrete farming practices. It therefore recommended among others that sustainable agriculture should be organically focused to meet the need for the renewal of natural resources and secured environment; Organic farming as an aspect of sustainable agriculture should be the focus of farmers in other to avoid the use of practices that are not environmentally friendly.
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