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[Ambassador report] FACTORS AFFECTING ECOLOGICAL BALANCE AND SUSTANABILITY OF AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES

by Kushal Naharki | 27-08-2019 22:25 Comments 8 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Technology generated and implemented for increasing Agricultural productivity during past three decades resulted in depletion of natural resource base besides creating several environmental and ecological problems. In contrast the demand scenario features a growth rare in food requirements to meet the ever-increasing demand of the growing population.

This improvement in food grain production has to be achieved while dealing with the factors affecting the ecological balance and sustainability of Agricultural resources.

Major factors affecting the ecological balance and sustainability of agricultural resources are:

a)   Land/soil related problems

1.       Soil degradatiom

2.       Deforestation

3.       Accelerated soil erosion

4.       Siltation of reserves

5.       Wind erosion

 

b)  Irrigation related problems

1.       Rise in groundwater table & water logging

2.       Soil salinization & alkalization

3.       Over- exploitation of groundwater

 

c)    Indiscriminate use of agro-chemicals

1.       Fertilizer pollution

2.       Pesticide pollution

 

d)  Environmental pollution

1.       Greenhouse effect

2.       Depletion emissions

3.       Methane emission

4.       Eutrophication

e)Erosion of genetic biodiversity

Agriculture

8 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Thank you for your comment Mentor :)
    Posted 29-08-2019 12:50

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Kushal

    While development of technology can be a key to stop deterioration of soils in the long run, it's undeniable that it has been the cause of it. Major threats of biodiversity and agriculture you brought up must be solved for sustainable development. Thanks for sharing this report! Adding possible measures that can be taken to deal with these problems will make your report even better :)

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 28-08-2019 21:59

Kushal Naharki

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey there Kushal,

    It has been coming more evident in recent years of the concern behind our food security with regards to keeping a sustainable balance with all other factors. I agree with you that we need to sensitise ourselves with the factors that has been a stumbling block for for for production and security.

    Thank you for keeping us grounded with this aspect Kushal,
    With gratitude,
    Rosa
    Posted 28-08-2019 16:35

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    You are welcome Justice
    Posted 28-08-2019 06:46

Justice Obiri

  • Justice Obiri says :
    Kushal, I would have loved to see the ways we could curb this nuisance as well. We must always look for means of dealing with problems associated with technology in agriculture. Thanks for the report.
    Posted 28-08-2019 05:36

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Indeed Prashamsa.
    We must take into account the protection of the environment along with the advancement of the technologies in agriculture.
    Posted 28-08-2019 02:01

Prashamsa Bhusal

  • Prashamsa Bhusal says :
    Hello Kushal brother,
    Technology in agriculture has been applied but it should be done without affecting nature!!For that eco-friendly substance should be implemented.
    Go green..
    Posted 28-08-2019 01:57

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