What Is Sustainable Agriculture? - Definition, Benefits and Issues


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What is the approximate definition of sustainable agriculture?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a farming method that is used to make agriculture sustainable?

2. Which of the following is an environmental benefit of sustainable agriculture?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sustainable agriculture involves practices that reduce the impact of farming on the environment and strategies that bolster the quality of produce and farm products by limiting chemical fertilizers and pesticides. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the benefits of sustainable agriculture as well as some of the problems with this type of farming.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of sustainable agriculture
  • Practices used in sustainable agriculture
  • Environmental benefits of green farming
  • Energy consumption in farming
  • Costs of sustainable agriculture

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of sustainable agriculture to explain the benefits and problems with this approach to farming
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast sustainable agriculture with industrial farming
  • Making connections - use your understanding of sustainable agriculture to explain how it supports the conservation of natural resources
  • Critical thinking - use your understanding of sustainable agriculture, decreased crop yields and increased food prices to examine this approach to farming in a new light

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the pros and cons of sustainable agriculture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sustainable agriculture
  • Explain the strategies used in sustainable agriculture
  • Define industrial farming
  • Understand the economic impact of sustainable agriculture
  • Explain the effect of sustainable agriculture on production