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[Ambassador report] The EcoFriendly Agriculture (Thematic Report)

by Kushal Naharki | 14-08-2021 11:55 Comments 4 recommendations 0



Sustainability refers to making the best use of the current resources without compromising the needs of the future generation. The world population is increasing at a rapid pace. By 2050, the population of the world is estimated to reach 10 Billion. More population means more food required to feed the people, hence agriculture plays an important role. 


Agriculture sector is prone to the impacts of climate change and we must focus on sustainable agriculture to feed the current and future generation. Scaled-up actions across sectors are urgently needed to strengthen the resilience of livelihoods and food systems to climate variability and extremes. A framework should be form to recognize the complexity and specificity of small landholding farmer, incorporate climate stressors on rural livelihoods and their contribution to vulnerability and study three different categories of climate change impact upon smallholder livelihoods. Addressing climate variability and extremes and their impact on food security and nutrition requires a focus on resilience. Context-specific interventions aimed at anticipating, limiting, and adapting to the effects of climate variability and extremes and building the resilience of livelihoods, food systems and nutrition to climatic shocks and stresses. By adopting sustainable agriculture, farmers can build rich, fertile soils that will grow robust crops while protecting water sources, storing carbon, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating fields that are more resilient to extreme weather events.


We must minimize the use of pesticides which is harming our health, biodiversity and soil. We must look into eco-friendly alternatives to pesticides and adopt integrated pest management strategies. Farming communities should be made aware about the adoption of sustainable agriculture. The consumer should focus on buying eco-friendly products. The mechanization used in agriculture should also be made eco friendly. Anyone involved in the food system can help to reach that goal of sustainability in agriculture. Implementing sustainability into agricultural practices can look like a lot of things. Farmers can decrease the amount of water they use and find ways to use renewable energy to power their farms. Consumers can look for and only purchase foods that were processed sustainably. Sustainable agriculture has a bright future for investors as it could quickly become the top industry to feed the world.

References:

http://climateducate.weebly.com/ceblog/climate-change-impacts-on-small-landholding-farmers-of-nepal 

4 Comments

Debbie Mentor

  • Debbie Mentor says :
    Dear Kushal,

    This is your mentor Debbie. :)
    I think because agriculture is a part of our life that is irreplaceable (I mean, we must eat to survive, right?) it's really important that we make this industry 'green'. Plus, the greener we go, the better agriculture would be! Thanks for you raising this issue with us on Tunza.

    Green Cheers,
    Debbie
    Posted 22-08-2021 22:23

Yuseon Mentor

  • Yuseon Mentor says :
    Dear Kushal,

    This is your mentor Yuseon :D

    Great observation on how to make a more sustainable agriculture! I especially admired on how you pointed out the responsibility of consumers and producers as a whole : no one in this world is subject to less burden regarding making this world greener and cleaner.

    Thank you for your amazing essay.
    Posted 21-08-2021 15:40

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hello Kushal dai,

    I do hope you are fine there and doing great with your works,

    Thank you so much for sharing such an informative article on Eco friendly agriculture,

    Keep writing,

    We are eager to read much more from you,

    Yours,
    Sandhya
    Posted 14-08-2021 23:55

HASSAN ABUBAKAR MUHAMMAD

  • HASSAN ABUBAKAR MUHAMMAD says :
    Thanks For This Amazing Article.
    I Believe Eco-friendly Agriculture Should Be Adapted Everywhere to Mitigate Climate Change
    Posted 14-08-2021 14:35

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