Best Practice Reference - Cultural Dimension of Sustainability

Cultural Dimension: Inspiration, innovation, leadership, and altruism are enabled. Communities are stable and thrive.  

1. Personal Growth and Community Development 

Hassanein, N. 1999. Changing the Way America Farms: Knowledge and Community in the Sustainable Agriculture Movement. Lincoln: University of Nebraska.

2. Food Security and Food Sovereignty

Altieri, M., et al., Sociedad Científica Latinoamericana de Agroecología (SOCLA), 2012. The Scaling Up of Agroecology: Spreading the Hope for Food Sovereignty and Resiliency, http://agroeco.org/socla/archivospdf/Rio20.pdf

Badgley, C., Moghtader, J., Quintero, E., Zakem, E., Chappell, M.J., Samulon, A., and Perfecto, I. 2007. Organic agriculture and the global food supply. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 22: 86-108.

Badgley, C. and Perfecto, I. 2007. Can organic farming feed the world? Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 22: 80-85.

Scialabba, FAO, 2007. Organic Agriculture and Food security_FAO-2007-5, www.fao.org/organicag

           

3. Product Quality

Baker, B.P., Benbrook, C.M., Lutz-Benbrook, K., and Groth, E.III. 2002. Pesticide residues in conventional, integrated pest management (IPM)-grown and organic foods: Insights from three US data sets. Food Additives and Contaminants 19: 427-446.

Brandt, K., Leifert, C., Sanderson, R., and Seal, C.J. 2011. Agroecosystem management and nutritional quality of plant foods: The case of organic fruits and vegetables. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 30: 177-197.

Gussow, J.D. 2006. Reflections of nutritional health and the environment: The journey to sustainability. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 1: 3-25.