Sustainable Production Systems

Economic and environmental integrity


The total economic contribution of all categories of agriculture in Delaware is $7.95 billion in industry output and that the agricultural industry contributes $2.5 billion in value-added activity, and $1.6 billion in labor income, supporting 30,000 jobs. There are currently 7.6 billion people in the world and population is estimated to be over 10 billion by 2050. Further increases in agricultural output are essential while maintaining economic and environmental integrity.

Delaware Cooperative Extension is working with individuals, farms and the agricultural industry to improve and increase economic and environmental integrity and food security.