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Sustainable agriculture in the 21st century: challenges, contradictions and opportunities

Sustainable agriculture in the 21st century: challenges, contradictions and opportunities

Brighton crop protection conference: weeds Proceedings of an international conference, Brighton, UK, 20-23 November 1995 (Vol. 1): 111-120

Emerging evidence is showing that a more sustainable agriculture could supply world food needs whilst protecting the environment. Sustainability is a contested term and stages in the transition towards a more sustainable agriculture are discussed. The three stages in the transition to sustainability are: shifts in efficiency of resource use; substitution of new technologies and practices; and redesign involving fundamental changes in the use of human and physical resources.

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