Negative Impacts Of Sustainable Agriculture

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1 Introduction Sustainable agriculture approach has been developed and diffused in the recent decades because of the concerns about the negative impacts of modern agriculture on human health, the natural environment and resources. This approach that not only makes better use of natural goods and services for human needs without damaging the environment, but also minimizes the use of external inputs. Moreover, it enables farmers to more effectively use their knowledge and skills (Duesterhaus 1990; Shiri et al. 2012). Sustainable agriculture is estimated to be based on dimensions of economics, society and environment (Von Wirén-Lehr 2001; Zhen et al. 2005; Yunlong and Smit 1994). Therefore, the sustainability of one farming system is only achieved…show more content…
The study also showed that farmers’ perception of intangible impacts of conventional technologies was weak. The study found educational level, contact with agricultural experts and extension participation were effective factors on the perception. A study conducted by Tatlıdil et al. (2009) on farmers’ perception toward sustainable agriculture in Kahramanmaras Province of Turkey ascertained that the farmers who have higher socio-economic status (more frequent contact with extension services, higher education, ownership of land, etc.) and the greater access to information will have the greater perception of sustainable agricultural practices. Bagheri (2010) conducted a study on potato farmers in Iran. The results showed farmers had positive perceptions with the concepts of sustainable agriculture: resources conservation, negative effects of agrochemicals, pests' invasion arising from successive cultivation; whereas, they had moderate and negative perceptions with the concepts: negative environmental effects of…show more content…
It has typical features of tropical - monsoon climate. The climate is hot and humid all year round with the average temperature of 220 C and the average rainfall of 2,262 mm per year. Staple crops in the uplands of Quang Tri are bananas, coffees and cassavas. Banana farming areas in Quang Tri are distributed mainly in the uplands with a total area of 2,814 ha (accounting for 90.5% of the total banana farming areas in Quang Tri Province). Dakrong and Huong Hoa upland districts located in West of Quang Tri province have four ethnic groups, namely Kinh, Pa Co, Van Kieu and Ban Hy, and population of 37,190 and 78,854 people, respectively (QTSO,

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