The goals of sustainable agriculture are to respect natural resources, the earth, and biodiversity, ensuring at the same time human beings’ nutrition, despite both climate change and burgeoning world population.
The word “sustainability” is not just referred to the environment, but also to social equity. Indeed, the challenge is to ensure people’s health, the producers’ quality of life, and the human rights of those who work in the industry
Another challenge is to use new technologies in order to accomplish Agriculture 4.0, employing connectivity, AI, and the Internet of Things in an industry which has so far remained on the margins of innovation.
We at Op.Euro.Com care about sustainability more than ever, not only because we have always loved our lands, but also because the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, approved by the United Nations General Assembly, establishes a targeted action program, to be achieved in the environmental, economic, social, and institutional fields.
The five principles of sustainable agriculture
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), an organisation supervised by the United Nations, listed five principles that have to inspire sustainable agriculture and it published in 2018 a document that summarises 20 necessary actions to achieve 17 sustainable development goals.