With COP26 and the transition to ELM bringing farm sustainability into sharp focus this year, Herefordshire mixed farmer and NFYFC member Tom James shares his thoughts on the over-use of the word ‘sustainability’, the dilution to its’ meaning, and the potential damage being caused to farm efficiency.
It seems the new buzz word in agriculture has moved on from ‘efficiency’ to ‘sustainability’ of late.
Sustainability has become a word that says a lot without really explaining anything. In its simplest terms it means ‘to be able to be maintained at a certain rate or level’. The word sustainable has been