Environmental value of agricultural development. Sustainability of tree crops. Eco-sustainable production systems. Integrated, biological, biodynamic coltivations. Preservation of natural resources. Civic and social arboriculture. Storytelling of sustainable agriculture.
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Ecosystems and Human Well-being. Synthesis. Washington, DC.: Island Press, 2005.
National Research Council, Towards Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century. Washington: The National Academic Press, 2010.
Provide students with the knowledge and tools necessary to calculate and mitigate the impact of crops on the environment.
Type of Assessment
Discussions in class. Final examination
Definition of sustainability. History of sustainability in agriculture. Impact of the agricultural sector and tree crops on the environment. Emissions. Fertilizer impact. Pesticide consumption. Environmental value of agricultural development. Resource management and preservation for future generations. The soil. The water. Biodiversity conservation. Eco-sustainable production systems. Integrated, biological, biodynamic cultivation. Permaculture. Birth and development of social and civic arboriculture. Climate-smart agriculture. Theories and techniques of storytelling for sustainable agriculture