One of those farmland problems was “over managing” of the farmland and fields. This was a major cause of the Dust Bowl because it is what loosened up the soil. For example, farmers over-plowed the fields and as a result, pulled up the native grasses that had previously held the soil in place. They exchanged planting the prairie grass for instead attempting to harvest wheat, which they were unable to do because of external/natural factors. Turning to some effects of the farmland, the land was completely smothered in dust.
Then, when World War I ended, the demand for wheat and other crops fell as did the prices. To compensate for this loss, farmers dug up more land and planted more crops which only further hurt the soil. Another cause of the Dust Bowl was farm animals. Livestock was a good source of meat and dairy products but they also consumed a lot of grass which was already being torn up. When the grass was eaten and the soil wasn’t healthy enough to support plants, many of the animals died.
Vegetarianism is not as perfect as it seems as it results in habitat loss and excessive damage to the environment. As producing plants in mass quantities require large amounts of farmland and many cycles of planting, and harvesting, the land goes through constant ploughing (Archer 2). This ploughing is the main factor that the topsoil around the world is fading fast. The nonstop ploughing of the land is taking “ U.S. soil ten times faster than natural regeneration”. The dust which results for erosion also causes diseases within humans such as tuberculosis and anthrax.
One major way to improve this is to plant more deep-rooted plants to stop the water table from rising. Crops need different amount of water otherwise they might not grow but over watering the plant can cause the excess water to sweep into the soil and raise the ground water which will raise the chances of salinity occurring in that area. Every year a large space in the Murray Darling Basin loses a large area of farming land to salinity because of over-watering plants. There is a way to see when salinity may occur in farming fields as the plants height, the number of leaves and shoots all decrease; generally, plants response to salinity. If salinity as occurred in that area, wilted plant and leaf burn would be shown on the plant/s salinity affected.
in “Vegetarianism”). Mass produced crops already exhibits detrimental effects to the environment by using up all of the top layers of soil, but if the amount of vegetarians rise, more soil will be used up and more disasters will occur. One example of a disaster due to dried soil is the Dust Bowl. If
When these nutrients are taken away this can lead to the soil lacking the micro nutrients that are needed. Nitrogen is available abundantly because 78% of the air is made up of nitrogen. Potassium comes in small portions, but it is also available abundantly. The fertilizer that the neighbor is using whether it is synthetic or natural has severe consequences when it is continually applied to the grass. There is a depletions of nutrient sources and a depletion can occur in his soil.
The crops can be affected by many different ways leading to a shortage of food. This can range from drought to poor farmers or weak agricultural country. The reasons for poor farmers are bad governance, terrible policies and mass corruption in the government . The poor farmers, who cannot afford a tractor, rent it which can cost them more money than buying a new one . There are however many farmers who still use old methods greatly reducing their crop output just because they find new machinery strange and unreliable.
This caused the farmers to not be able to produce a sufficient amount of food to cover for the population. By fixing the dams and digging numerous wells, this will enable the farmers to grow more produce instead of importing them from overseas. The harsh weather, lack of water, and the incompatibility of the soil (sand) made up 75% of Algerian land therefore, these factors worsened the food stability in the region. By utilizing certain technologies such as irrigation systems, green houses, and fertilization, this will help increase the production of food. Additional solutions involve a treaty to restore diplomatic relations with the Maghreb region.
For example, the CBC reports of ongoing restrictions to food in place at government strongholds and rebel territories. Food transport systems have been blocked from reaching areas that are not approved by government officials while systematic looting of grocery stores, markets, and homes is continuing without resolve. South Sudan’s climate has been conducive to agriculture as rainfall amounts have been ideal for the growing season, therefore reducing the likelihood of famine caused by natural changes. In addition, both sides of the conflict are known to attack civilians more often than military personnel. The Washington Post describes a conscious approach to raiding cattle populations across the country, with government forces increasing their strikes on agricultural regions of the country.
This means that as we destroy these plants, we destroy the potential to cure life-threatening illnesses and diseases. Deforestation comes in many forms. It is cleared by chainsaws, bulldozers and unsustainable logging for its timber value as well as fires and degradation due to climate change. This is followed by farming and ranching operations. Increasing proportions of deforestation is because of industrial activities and large scale agriculture.