The sustainability of farming systems is currently under debate.
There is indeed a strong concern that industrialisation and other
changes have long term consequences, which may compromise future
levels of desired outputs from agricultural and other resources.
This project proposes a holistic approach to deal with sustaina-
bility in agriculture: the definition of an analytical framework
which integrates all factors influencing and influenced by agri-
culture. The proposed analytical framework is nog intended to
find a common solution for sustainability in Belgian agriculture,
but to suggest a management tool for the identification, develop-
ment and evaluation of locally more appropriated agricultural
techniques. The analysis of sustainability will mainly be based
on the multiple functions performed by agriculture within the
ecosystem/landscape where it is practiced, such as foor produc-
tion, soil, water, landschap and biodiversity conservation funct.
indicators, sustainability, multidisciplinary, farming, criteria, principles
|Science for Sustainable Development||unknown|
|Division Forest, Nature and Landscape Research||unknown|
|Unité d'écologie des prairies et des grandes cultures||member||2001-12-01||2004-11-01|
|Département de biologie appliquée et des productions agricoles||member||2001-12-01||2004-11-01|
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