A move toward more sustainable farming practices is being seen increasingly as the way to address or avoid environmental and economic issues associated with some of the farming systems currently being practiced in many developed countries.
Definitions: What is sustainability?
To define sustainability in your own words
T apply this definition in one area of agriculture or environment
Sustainable development: Biological, economic, social and sustainable resource use
To outline the principles of sustainable development
Indicators of sustainable development: How the indicators are defined, government indicators fort sustainable development
To describe the characteristics which make a good indicator of sustainable development
To list 10 current indicators of sustainable development in the UK
Sustainable agriculture: The concept of a sustainable agricultural system, indicators of sustainable agriculture
To describe the components of a sustainable agricultural system
To list a range of indicators which may be used to measure the sustainability of an agricultural system
Integrated systems: ICM & IFM approaches
To outline the principles of an integrated approach to farm management