In agriculture, business as usual is no longer an option. Farming is a major contributor to climate change: 26% of greenhouse gas emissions come from food production. Farming also accounts for 70% of freshwater consumption and 78% of eutrophication cases (waterway pollution with nutrient-rich water) around the globe.
That’s why every major international institution, from the United Nations to WWF, is pushing for the adoption of sustainable farming. Its practices can improve biodiversity and mitigate the impact on the environment. And, as a nice bonus, these methods will help you satisfy the growing demand for sustainable products among consumers.
If you’re thinking about a switch to sustainable farming, consider this your crash course on this approach to agriculture. Below, we’ll provide a definition of sustainable farming, its best practices, and its benefits.