Sustainable agriculture is a holistic approach to agriculture. Land, people, goals, capital, crops and livestock are managed to yield the best possible results on the farm. By reducing inputs, sustainable agriculture encourages conservation and multiple uses of resources.
It promotes diversity, using multiple species and natural methods to recycle matter and nutrients to maintain the land productivity now and in the future. It encourages local food production as well as a diverse and sustainable farming community, drawing together farmers and consumers into cooperative partnerships.