Importance Of Industrial Agriculture

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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE ISDCS Assignment Industrial Agriculture System The industrial agriculture system, which is currently in practice in most developed and developing economies, is consuming water, fossil fuel, top soil and other natural resources at unsustainable rates which cannot be supported by the nature. It also leads to environment degradation in various forms including but not restricted to air and water pollution, diminishing bio-diversity, depletion of topsoil, and fish die-offs. Production of meat is also a major and disproportionate contributor to these problems. One of the major reasons for this is the fact that feeding grains to the animals for meat production instead of using it for direct human consumption involves a…show more content…
Sustainable agriculture aims at exploring ways and means which can be utilized to reduce the impact on the natural resources through usage of reusable and recyclable components. It can be understood as an ecosystem approach to agriculture. A major objective of sustainable agriculture is to ensure the production of most value added, by efficiently utilizing human as well as natural resources. To be able to translate this concept of agriculture into practice it is important to find new approaches and possibilities to be able to better utilize local resources, along with a major revamp of the agricultural policies that are followed across countries. Simply put, it can be defined as production of fibre, food, other plant and animal products using farm techniques that protects the human health, the human communities, and the environment and ensures animal welfare. This form of agriculture enables us to be able to produce healthy food for our consumption without compromising with the abilities of our future generations to be able to do the…show more content…
One of the major reasons is the vested economic interests of the industrialists. Most industrialists will benefit if status-quo is maintained and the dependence of agriculture on external inputs continues. Farmers also continue using them due to the greater yields without realising the long term harmful effects. Government subsidies also at times helps and perpetuates unsustainable practices. The pesticides and fertilizers are often made available to farmers at subsidised rates, encouraging them to use the
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