The issue of measuring or assessing sustainability (biologic,
economic, etc) seems to me to be a rather important one. I
hope that you or Cheryl or someone will post a summary of what
you find out to this list.
Good luck and thanks very much, Margaret
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> >I am looking for indicators - economic, social, and biological - to
> >assess the effects of the transition from traditional farming to
> >sustainable farming. Any references to publications or experience in
> >this area would be helpful.
> >Cheryl Fox
> I am interested in the same. Specifically: what indicators would be
> practical and adequate to measure in order to assess the sustainability
> (biologic, economic or otherwise) of a farming system? The systems I have in
> mind are small-holder dairy farms in the tropics. These are small farm units
> (about 2 hactares) in which mixed farming is practised. The crops are mainly
> for subsistence but dairy production is quite important (with the small-
> holders producing up to 80% of the total dairy output). All comments wellcome.
> Thomas Gitau
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