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Sustainable agriculture

FAO/Precious N. Chitembwe

Sustainable agriculture with its three components:

  1. economic (production viability to meet the growing needs for food of present and future generations),
  2. ecological (environmental health) and
  3. social (quality of life for rural population).

It contributes to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals aimed at eliminating hunger, poverty, solving environmental changes, ensuring well-being.

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