Social and Ecological Impacts of Sustainable Agriculture

Document Type : Review paper


Akdeniz University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Sustainable Agriculture Department, Antalya, Türkiye


Background and Aim: Current industrial farming practices pose significant environmental and social challenges, including resource depletion, pollution, and unequal food access. Sustainable agriculture offers a solution by promoting ecologically and socially responsible farming methods. The aim of this study is to explore the principles and benefits of sustainable agriculture, focusing on its potential to enhance food security, reduce costs, and protect natural resources.
Method: This study employs a comprehensive review of sustainable agricultural practices, emphasizing their technical, social, and environmental aspects. It examines initiatives that prioritize safety, productivity, profitability, and low-input approaches while safeguarding human and animal health. Key areas of focus include soil preservation, sustainable nutrition methods, and practices that promote healthy food production while protecting terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Results: Sustainable agriculture encompasses a range of innovative practices that prioritize soil health, efficient resource use, and environmental conservation. These methods aim to ensure high-quality food production, reduce costs through natural inputs, and minimize waste. By adopting sustainable agriculture, societies can work towards food security, improved nutrition, and a healthier environment.
Conclusion: Sustainable agriculture offers a promising path to address the challenges posed by conventional industrial farming. By embracing eco-friendly and socially responsible practices, we can protect natural resources, enhance food security, and promote healthier food production. This philosophy of sustainable agriculture encourages a harmonious coexistence with the environment, benefiting both current and future generations.


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Volume 2, Issue 1
( Special Issue: Abstracts and papers from ICBMS23, Budapest, Hungary)
Pages 50-58
  • Receive Date: 05 June 2023
  • Revise Date: 10 June 2023
  • Accept Date: 05 July 2023