The Agricultural System: Components, Linkages, and Rationale

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It is well understood that it takes more than protecting the land base to ensure the long term viability of agriculture in the Greenbelt. Sustaining agriculture means sustaining the broader agriculture system. 

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation commissioned Dr. Wayne Caldwell to develop a more robust definition of agriculture system and its component parts. The Agricultural System: Components, Linkages, and Rationale, identifies what is necessary for a well-functioning agricultural system and a viable agricultural industry. It allows municipal staff and others who interact with agricultural communities to better understand how their work impacts the functioning of the entire system, in turn affecting individual farmers.

 

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