Sustainable agriculture

Agriculture has a significant position with respect to the environment, especially due to the amount of land and water it uses. Agriculture is recognised to produce both positive (e.g. carbon sequestration) and negative environmental externalities (e.g. water pollution), that are not reflected in agricultural GDP as there are few markets for these externalities. The value of the positive and negative externalities generated by agriculture are likely to be substantial, but no comprehensive monetary assessment of these costs and benefits currently exists.

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Keywords: sustainable agriculture, agriculture, agricultural land, farmland, agricultural area, sustainability

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