Applying the Principles of Sustainable Farming


Author(s): Preston Sullivan

Organization: National Center for Appropriate Technology

Planning Step: Your Climate Resilience Plan

Applying the Principles of Sustainable Farming presents an introduction to sustainable agriculture principles and practices from a whole farm perspective. This resource includes a list of sustainability indicators that can be used to measure the environmental, economic and social performance of your farm. This resource describes the principles and practices of sustainable soil and crop management, introduces the Holistic Management practices of planning for profit and managing for healthy energy flow, water and nutrient cycles and community dynamics on farms, and includes three brief case studies of farmers who managed the successful transition from conventional to sustainable production. Farmers can use this resource to select some key performance indicators for their climate resilience plan.

Relevant Region(s): All | Farm Scale: All | Farm Type: Diversified | Markets: All