Sustainable development refers to a mode of human development in which resource use aims to meet human needs while ensuring the sustainability of natural systems and the environment, so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come.
It contains within it two key concepts:
How VACID Africa handles this concept
At VACID Africa we view this as a method where through the use of sustainability concept " KnowEat Hub pillar four ( Agribusiness Support Pillar)" in every system over time, you start to realize that the decisions our grandparents made about how to farm the land continue to affect agricultural practice today; and the economic policies we endorse today will have an impact on urban poverty when our children are adults.
It's with this measure that we also understand that quality of life is a system, too. It's good to be physically healthy, but what if you are poor and don't have access to education? It's good to have a secure income, but what if the air in your part of the world is unclean? And it's good to have freedom of expression, but what if you can't feed your family?
Our concept view of sustainable development is rooted in this sort of systems thinking. It helps us understand ourselves and the world. The problems we face are complex and serious—and we can't address them in the same way we created them. But we can address them.
As an NGO and all our associates,collaborators both Locally and Internationally, we strive to innovate for a healthy and meaningful future for this planet and its inhabitants in all fields of agriculture.