Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture Overview

Despite its benefits, the damaging effects of agriculture on our ecosystem are evident. For example, the continuous cultivation of soil exerts pressure on soil nutrients and biodiversity leading to soil biodiversity loss and soil degradation. Also, agricultural production harvests 70% of global freshwater while livestock farming and use of agrochemicals pollute the environment and contribute to climate change through the release of greenhouse gasses. As a result of these, experts are calling for more sustainable approaches to agriculture.
Sustainable agriculture involves the cultivation of crops and rearing of animals strategically such that it impacts less negatively on our environment. It builds on three cardinal points which include environmental health, social impact and economic profitability. Agricultural production should be conducted in ways that protect and improve the environment, provide economic benefit in the form of increased farmers’ income level, and create social change in terms of equality, improved livelihoods and consideration of human rights. Sustainable agricultural practices include minimization/elimination of soil tillage and tree felling, agroforestry, Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM), integrating livestock and crop farming etc. At the core of our services at Tengrain Science is sustainable agriculture – another reason you should consider working with us. Please give us a call today.