Economics and Rural Development, Volume 9, Number 2


Istvan Feher, Judit Beke Lisanyi
Szent Istvan University Godollo; Budapest Business School, College of International Management and Business


This present paper forms part of a longer piece of research. The focus of this research is in the concept of sustainable agriculture and
in the potential sustainability measurement tools. Such a study is important in order to discuss the sustainable agriculture concept, to give a
detailed overview of the definitions and measurement tools, and deepen the understanding of what is considered to be sustainable. The research
approach adopted in this paper includes secondary research, the review of scientific literature on the concept, definition and indicators of
sustainable agriculture. The paper recommends that sustainable agriculture can be ensured by adding a fourth pillar to the existing three pillar
model that is the institution of the Agricultural Policy.

Keyword(s): sustainable agriculture, conservation, political pillar, agricultural policy

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