Sustainable Farming2019-02-22T04:40:19+11:00

SUSTAINABLE FARMING

Working to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 12 and 2

Our environment, and subsequently our ecology have become an area of concern over the last few decades. One such initiative to protect our ecology is sustainable farming. It simply means production of food, plants and animal products using farming techniques that prove to be beneficial for public health and promote economic profitability. It draws and learns from organic farming. It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centered rural development and protecting the environment.

The benefits of Benefits of Sustainable Farming

  1. Environment Preservation
  2. Economic Profitability
  3. Most efficient use of non-renewable resources
  4. Protection of Public Health
  5. Social and Economic Equity

Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for 40 percent of today’s global population.

500 million small farms worldwide, most still rainfed, provide up to 80 percent of food consumed in a large part of the developing world.

Partnering with Sustainable Harvest International, we’re working to change the story of environmental degradation and economic responsibility with practical training in more sustainable farming methods.

Sustainable farming is using farming practices considering the ecological cycles. It is also sensitive towards the microorganisms and their equations with the environment at large. In simpler terms, sustainable farming is farming ecologically by promoting methods and practices that are economically viable, environmentally sound and protect public health. It does not only concentrate on the economic aspect of farming, but also on the use of non-renewable factors in the process thoughtfully and effectively. This contributes to the growth of nutritious and healthy food as well as bring up the standard of living of the farmer.

The food sector accounts for around 30 percent of the world’s total energy consumption and accounts for around 22 percent of total Greenhouse Gas emissions.

Since the 1900s, some 75 percent of crop diversity has been lost from farmers’ fields. Better use of agricultural biodiversity can contribute to more nutritious diets, enhanced livelihoods for farming communities and more resilient and sustainable farming systems.

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