Over the last two decades, support for sustainable agriculture and its acceptance within mainstream agriculture has grown significantly. Sustainable agriculture not only prioritizes environment and social welfare, but it also provides economically viable opportunities for growers, laborers, consumers and various others who are a part of the food system.
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, which comprises grower organizations, agribusinesses, restaurants and retailers, conservation groups, universities and public sector partners, has announced new goals to advance the sustainability of U.S. agriculture in six key areas. Field to Market president, Rod Snyder, said that the organization has shown a new level of commitment with these goals to address the collective environmental challenges and responsibly manage the planet’s natural resources.
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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.
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