Page 3: Sustainability and sustainable agriculture
'Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs' (The Brundtland Report).
A sustainable agricultural sector is one that can be maintained without exhausting natural resources. There are three important elements of sustainable development: economic, environmental and social.
These are often called the 'Three Pillars of Sustainability'. Together, these pillars link through a process of mutual interdependence to achieve sustainability.