The goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Practitioners of sustainable agriculture seek to integrate three main objectives into their work: a healthy environment, economic profitability, and social and economic equity. Every person involved in the food system—growers, food processors, distributors, retailers, consumers, and waste managers—can play a role in ensuring a sustainable agricultural system. There are many practices commonly used by people working in sustainable agriculture and sustainable food systems. Growers may use methods to promote soil health, minimize water use, and lower pollution levels on the farm. Consumers and retailers concerned with sustainability can look for value-based foods that are grown using methods promoting farmworker well-being, that are environmentally friendly, or that strengthen the local economy.
In simplest terms, sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, social communities, and animal welfare. This form of agriculture will enable farmers to produce healthy food without compromising future generations’ food security.
Our PHILUX Global Funds will consider investing in projects involving organic crops, fruit trees, plants, and livestock and aquatic husbandry. These projects include rice, corn, bean, wild bitter melon, banana, durian, grapefruit, passion fruit, avocado, aloe vera, turmeric, sacha inchi, medicinal plants, cows, fish and shrimp. We will also support organic fertilizer production and distribution.