Industrialized food production is vital because we should know how our food is produced. Also, it is our responsibility to keep the environment sustained because we are dependent on this planet. We can produce food more sustainably by using less high-input agriculture and more low-input
The globalization of organic production provides hope for the future through the sustainability of the small farmer and the environment. An increase in profit margins will allow farmers who are struggling to survive against big corporations an edge. For the environment, this means sustainability of soil and biodiversity. It also means the elimination of chemicals that are harming water sources and the health of people. In the end, the globalization of organic production is a beneficial move whether organic foods are better for people or not.
With the correct amount of nutrients, the farmer can increase his production. In addition to enhancing production, agronomy offers environmental benefits. Agronomists aid in reducing soil erosion. Their job is to help farmers in growing their crops. To grow the best crops, farmers must start with the best soil.
There has also been increase in cost of production, and deterioration of quality of food. For this reason, there has been a trend globally to move in the direction of sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protects the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare. The practice raises crop and livestock causing least inflict on environment and maintain ecological balance. Agricultural production is needed to meet the food requirement in terms of quantity and quality of present growing population at affordable price and keep the natural resources sustainable to meet the demand of food for future population.
They aim to do this by creating more jobs with efficient training and preserving the environment by using less water, land, energy and pesticides. By 2030, global agricultural production systems should shift from industrial to sustainable through replacing herbicides and pesticides with organic alternatives. Food should be sold locally before it is exported if the community is experiencing hunger or malnutrition. They aim to increase the food supply chain efficiency by 20% which will reduce food waste. Increase water efficiency used in agriculture by 20% which will provide more nutrition with less water.
Farming has always been challenging, some years conditions roll in the favor of the farmer; most years the farmer has to do the best possible without full cooperation of nature. Understanding ecological principles and how those principles can be utilized, to improve crop performance, is useful for the farmer. This will surely become even more true as climate change brings new challenges and opportunities within the agricultural industry. Of the many agroecological principles which will have value to farmers, as environmental factors change, adaption will be the most necessary to ensuring food security. Farmers and Scientists working in cooperation with natural adaptions, in participatory plant breeding projects will be an important factor for sustainable agriculture in relation to climate change as well.
The final draft will be explaining the positive actions of organic agriculture that companies such as ‘Polyface Farm’ promotes for an awareness of natural grown and unconventional farming methods to open the public understanding for a healthier lifestyle. Various cases of organic farming reduce the risk of environmental impacts in agriculture due to climate change, depletes the need for genetically modified food inducing a nutritious diet which lessens health risks, and drives an opportunity for higher wages to unconventional organic farmers. The following five sources will propel informative insight on organic farmer’s earnings and experiences which supports environmentally friendly agriculture and the ecology of nutritiously grown food that
So, by managing resources under our care responsibly and practicing methods that do not deplete natural and human resources, we can meet current needs without compromising the needs of future generations. The idea of taking care of things for future generations is of prime importance in dealing with all issues that lead to compromising our environment. Farming is one activity that can lead to the depletion of soil, water, air, wildlife and quality of human community resources. Alternatives to conventional farming methods are present and do have th... ... middle of paper ... ...pril 2015 http://www.cfarm.com/faq/whyorg.htm Community Alliance with Family Farmers. (1997).
The researched information will give us a better idea to propose solutions and methods for a more sustainable future-global food supply. Let us first start with the DNA of agriculture: biodiversity, ecosystems, and natural resources. Agricultural biodiversity is a subset of biodiversity as it pertains to the crop varieties. Agricultural biodiversity is an important part of modern agriculture and its sustainability because it creates a complimentary variety of plants and other organisms that increase the potential of crop survival and longevity. For example, the nodules found at the end of legumes increase the nitrogen level in the soil that may produce a higher quality crop fit for consumption.
Not only is agriculture pressured to feed more people, but it must do so under climate change. Organic agriculture, more sustainable than conventional agriculture, has the potential to match the food security demand of a growing population with a global change in diet; however climate change poses a problem for organic agriculture's ability to sustain a growing population. Background Organic agriculture is a form of agriculture that aims to reduce harm to the environment by using natural methods of maintaining crops, instead of synthetic chemicals such as synthetic nitrogen fertilizer (United States Department of Agriculture, 2014). The alternatives to the chemicals include the use of cover crops, manures, and crop rotation (Badgley C. et al. 2006).