This analytical report argues that an integrated farming system consists of a range of resource-saving practices that aim to achieve acceptable profits and high and sustained production levels, while minimizing the negative effects of intensive farming and preserving the environment. Based on this principle of enhancing natural biological processes above and below the ground, this report outlines a series of ways of attaining farming sustainability, and evaluates each of their advantages and disadvantages.

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Organization: IFAD

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Land Use Management, Environment

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2010

Language: English