Sustainable agriculture helps the environment.

Sustainable agriculture takes many forms, but its core is a rejection of the industrial approach to food production developed during the 20th century.

This system, with its reliance on monoculture, mechanization, chemical pesticides and fertilizers, biotechnology, and government subsidies, has been made abundant and affordable. However, the ecological and social price have been steep: erosion, depleted and contaminated soil and water resources, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, labor abuses, and the decline of the family farm.

Ecologically Beneficial

The concept of sustainable agriculture embraces with a wide range of techniques, including organic, free-range, low-input, holistic, and biodynamic.

The common thread between these methods is an embrace of farming practices that mimic natural ecological processes. Farmers minimize tilling and water use, encourage soil from planting crops with different crops year after year and integrating croplands with livestock grazing, and avoid pesticide use by nurturing the presence of organisms that control crop-destroying pests.

Beyond growing food, the philosophy of sustainability, and also expects the farmer with a livable income.

Overcoming Challenges

Critical of sustainable agriculture claim, among other things, that its methods result in lower crop yields and higher land use. 8,000 by the year 2030. With increased efficiency to sustain the best practices for the world’s population 2050. With increased efficiency of sustainably farmed lands, advocates hold that sustainably farmed lands may be as productive as conventionally farmed ones .

At Gift Women Link Foundation we strives at sustainable agriculture for sustainable development.

Bwambale Rwamanyonyi

Executive Director - Gift Women Link Foundation a charitable, Women based, non-governmental and not for profit making organization which addresses women empowering.

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