What is sustainable agriculture?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has in its core 17 Sustainable Development Goals, reaching of which is only possible is a global partnership of all counties. Actions must be directed towards reducing poverty and other deprivations that should go together with improving health, reducing inequality, providing possibilities for education, and stimulating economic growth. As the same time, the consequences of these actions must lead to the preservation of natural resources.


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According to FAO, sustainable agricultural development is defined as "the management and conservation of the natural resource base, and the orientation of technological change in such a manner as to ensure the attainment of continued satisfaction of human needs for present and future generations. Sustainable agriculture conserves land, water, and plant and animal genetic resources, and is environmentally non-degrading, technically appropriate, economically viable and socially acceptable” (FAO, 1988)."


Due to an expected increase in population by 2050, an accent should be put on increasing agricultural production that would face a challenge of sustainable farm management. Advances in the development of Precision Agriculture tools and techniques together with innovations in other disciplines could contribute to a solution of this challenge.

The overarching aim of the iFAROS project is to sustain and increase agronomic productivity and environmental performance for small European farmers by exploiting multi-source data to optimize fertilization in wheat cultivation.