The transformation towards a sustainable, low-carbon society is a societal search process. Although specific sustainability objectives can be defined, it is not possible to provide an exact description of the state of the economy and the society ultimately aspired to.
Although the primary role of agriculture is to produce food and fiber, many other functions are important, such as land conservation, maintenance of landscape structure, sustainable management of natural resources, biodiversity preservation, and contribution to the socio-economic viability of rural areas (OECD 2001). The multiple functions
The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) has published a guide for monitoring the sustainability of a farm. "Monitoring Sustainable Agriculture with Conventional Financial Data" by Dick Levins , is the first in a series based on the work of the Biological, Social
The average age of a Canadian farmer is now 54, according to Statistics Canada. The Globe and Mail's Tavia Grant takes a look at the ageing population of Canadian farm operators census data. Canadian Farms Having Fewer Spring Chickens Canadian farmers have never
The German Advisory Council on Global Change published this factsheet in 2011 on global environmental megatrends, with a focus on carbon, ecosystems, land, water, and democracy.
38% of all farmers surveyed in England in 2010 as part of the Farming Futures project said they were already affected by climate change and nearly 60% expect to be affected in the next ten years. Farming Futures can help
There’s a lot more to food than taste, texture, smell and appearance. In fact, the origin of foods tells you more than any package label. Take steak, for instance. There’s a good chance that your choice beefsteak was fattened in
In its flagship report 'World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability’ (2011), the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) shows that a global transformation of energy systems which gives all the world’s people access to modern energy services while limiting human-induced