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  •     Inter-American Institute for Cooperation
       on Agriculture
  •   Agriculture: A priority for sustainable
      development in the Americas
Torres, F.

The concept of sustainability in agricultural development: notes for discussion Report on a summaries - Cali (Colombia) 1991 - p. 3-5

Sólo Sum.

The objectives of sustainable agriculture can be grouped as follows: production, a sustained increase in availability of goods; conservation, maintenance of both the quality of services provided by natural ecosystems and their biodiversity; social; achievement of an equitable distribution of benefits, respecting at the same time cultural traditions; and institutional, decentralization of leves of decision making in the management of natural resources at the level of ecological region, watershed, and community. The challenge is to achieve these objectives together. (MIBA)