An important issue
Agriculture is a major issue in sustainable development, since it represents a considerable environmental problem, complex social concerns and an important economic lever.
In responding to the requirements of sectors such as the food and speciality chemicals industries, IRIS Agribusiness prioritises environmental protection:
- as in sustainable agriculture, limiting the use of plant-protection products, particularly by practising crop rotation, preserving hedgerows and developing healthier organic agriculture
- The foodstuffs produced must comply with food safety and quality standards
- The management of agricultural land must be controlled and shared
- Production for local consumption
Agriculture must move in the direction of viable ecological and economic, as well as socially acceptable conditions.