How Attainable Is The Goal Of Sustainable Agriculture?
Simply put, sustainable agriculture is the ability to produce enough resources and food to be supplied to the present generation. Recently, there has been the issue of food shortage becoming an apparent problem in the global community which may be attributed to two things: the rising population of nations and the decreasing value of food products in the market.
Since the population rises every day in an exponential way, it of course, becomes a lot more difficult to maintain people’s daily needs. And worse, it even becomes more difficult to sustain these needs on a long term period. And since the value of food that is being marketed in the globe is increasingly losing its value, it then becomes an issue of sustainability. Can we really expect that the capability of agriculture to sustain life on earth is within our reach?
Unsafe Human Practices Catapulting To Land Destruction
However, the degrading value of food is not truly the real core of the problem. The problem with this issue is the destruction of our arable land caused and brought about by various human practices such as unsafe and excessive tillage of crops, the use of harmful chemicals and fertilizers, and even the onset of industrialization and commercialization in a certain agricultural community. And because of these different practices and human interventions, the once fruitful land of agriculture is now left with little or no nutrients and zero means to bear crops and plants. Clearly, we could say that these interventions greatly contribute to the overall destruction of the agricultural land. With this continuing, expect less and less products being produced by agricultural countries, at that.
Resolving The Issue Of Food Shortage
The goal of sustainable agriculture is to get to the bottom of the issue of food shortage by merely targeting the different aspects that contribute to sustainable farming. And with its underlying goals of preventing the numerous destructible practices in agricultural lands, producing more valuable crops and products, and even educating farmers into becoming more competitive in their own fields, are what give us hope that maybe, sustainable farming can really be achieved.
These goals make sustainable agriculture a need for most countries especially the developing countries that are encountering such problems. That is why we must realize how important it is that through the collective effort of the entire members of the society; these problems can be successfully resolved and eliminated from our list of socio-economic key issues.
Protecting Agricultural Lands: Achievable With Solidarity
And last of all, with the objective of preventing the various human interventions mentioned, government agencies and non-government organizations should work hand in hand; making sure that the agricultural land is protected and kept safe from any exterritorial practices. Also, with different laws being made for the welfare of the land, people must then realize the value of keeping arable land at its quality state.
These, together with the goal of producing more valuable crops and products, researchers and scientists on one hand, should work together as well with the goal of building different technologies that can help in sustaining quality products in mind. Because it is only through these researches, programs and innovative methods that different lands can be set out; and in effect, may help such lands in becoming more productive and less destructive to people.
Adding these altogether, the aim of making farmers more competent in the field of agriculture is a truly essential goal of sustainable agriculture. With competent and knowledgeable farmers, they will truly know how to tend for the lands; not to mention, devising appropriate strategies that will guarantee efficiently producing a variety of crops and products.
Indeed, sustainable agriculture is an ideal concept which hopes for the further growth and development of each nation that relies on it. It is important that these goals are successfully met, or else it may just become a lot more difficult to solve these agricultural problems of our global nation.
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