The Ethics of Sustainable Agricultural Intensification by
This report explores three possible approaches to an ethical analysis of agricultural intensification strategies. Human food needs provide the basis for an utilitarian argument for intensification, while the moral concept of virtue addresses people's duty to work for the good of society. A rights-based analysis then reveals how individuals' pursuit of such good can be constrained by the rights of others. Fostering debate around these approaches helps us to articulate and, ultimately, to assume ethical responsibilities for the intensification of agriculture.
ISBN: 92-5-105067-8; ISSN 1609-0098
Publication Date: 2004