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Introduction: Features of environmental sustainability in agriculture: some conceptual and operational issues

Tommy Dalgaard, Sylvie Ferrari and Tina Rambonilaza ()

International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 2006, vol. 5, issue 2/3, 107-115

Abstract: This introductory paper aims to address the features of environmental sustainability in agriculture. Recent developments of the concept, which are discussed here, emphasise its multi-faceted nature and lead to various definitions as well as to different implications for policy measures in society. On the basis of all the papers presented in this Special Issue, we draw some perspectives for future research on the topic.

Keywords: environmental sustainability; sustainable agriculture; sustainability assessment; agroecology; multi-functionality; sustainable development. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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