Interactions Between Agroecosystems And Rural Communities Advances In Agroecology -

sustainable agriculture definitions and terms - resources cited above clive a edwards rattan lal patrick madden robert h miller and gar house editors sustainable agricultural systems soil and water conservation society 1989 chapters 1 6 and chapter 38, reducing food poverty by increasing agricultural - thus a successful project increasing agricultural sustainability may be substantially improving domestic food consumption or increasing local food barters or sales through home gardens or fish in rice fields or better water management without necessarily affecting the per hectare yields of cereals, soil degradation land scarcity and food security - soil health along with water supply is the most valuable resource for humans as human life depends on the soil s generosity soil degradation therefore poses a threat to food security as it reduces yield forces farmers to use more inputs and may eventually lead to soil abandonment unfortunately the importance of preserving soil health appears to be overlooked by policy makers