An independent, peer reviewed journal for policy makers and practitioners in agriculture and related industries, assessing the interactions between population growth, resources, the environment and climate change.
The world is facing unprecedented long term pressures on agricultural landscapes.
It will be necessary to increase food production to meet demand but this must be undertaken sustainably, with a minimum of environmental and social impacts.
"Sustainable" farming is often equated with less intensive approaches such as organic farming practices that are generally more extensive than industrial farming.
Such extensive farming methods are often beneficial to the local …