Building on resilience principles for sustainable agriculture : a draft framework

W.J.M. Cuijpers, C.J. Koopmans, J.W. Erisman

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This paper introduces and explores the possibilities of a concept that may bridge apparent divergences within the sustainable agriculture approach. Sustainable agriculture concepts may depart from different paradigms, varying from securing global and local resource availability, to maintaining functional integrity of farming systems. Likewise, many different terms have been suggested to address the sustainability of farming systems. This paper departs from the concept of resilience, and from this base explores principles of sustainable agriculture.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationDriebergen
PublisherLouis Bolk Instituut
Number of pages47
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • sustainable agriculture
  • organic farming
  • agroecosystems
  • sustainability
  • biodiversity

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