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Toward Sustainable Agriculture: A Guide for Hawaii’s Farmers

by Jody Smith and Samir A. El-Swaify, editors College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2006.

This report examines sustainable agriculture from farm, production to marketing. The primary goals of sustainable agriculture include:

  • Providing a profitable farm income based on a productive enterprise
  • Promoting environmental stewardship by protecting and improving soil quality reducing dependence on non-renewable resources, such as fuel and synthetic
  • Fertilizers and pesticides, and minimizing adverse impacts on food safety, wildlife, water quality, and other environmental resources promoting stable, thriving farm families and communities.
  • Management decisions for sustainable agriculture are not based merely on short- term, “bottom line” profits but also on long-term prosperity.

Source: ctahr.hawaii.edu (pdf)