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Challenges of sustainable farming

Professor Julian Parks looks in more detail at the three pillars of sustainability, and discusses the work of farmers and researchers.

In this video, Professor Julian Park looks at economic, environmental and social sustainability in more detail, and discusses the work that farmers and researchers are conducting to make farming practices more sustainable in all three areas.

Professor Park is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Education and Student Experience at University of Reading and previously Head of the School of Agriculture, Development and Policy. He discusses how consumers can become more involved in sustainability practices.

  • Which of the three pillars do you feel you have most influence over?
  • How do you think you could be more involved in these sustainability practices?

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