By Solomon Adekola
Agriculture, which has high rates of fatalities and serious injuries, ranks among the most dangerous professions in the United States.
In Nigeria, greenhouse farming technology has turned into technology to increase food production because of unpredictable weather conditions.
Things to be considered for the safety of our farm product
1. Soils are a multifaceted and dynamic natural resource that supports plant growth and affect water and air quality. Scientists have found that in-depth research is needed to unravel the complex nature of soils as well as their impact on Earth’s ecosystems.
2. Freshwater is so abundant in Nigeria that people may sometimes take its availability for granted.
However, FarmKonnect agribusiness is building awareness about the fragility of this essential resource. In the face of a rapidly rising population and agriculture’s high demand, the company is working to ensure future supplies of foods and vegetables are safe and abundant.
3. Farm life is often associated with rural landscapes abundant with fresh air and clean water. In truth, agricultural emissions, which include odors, chemical discharges, particulates, and greenhouses gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, can pose a serious threat to air quality.
4. Tens of thousands of farmers depend on the health of rangelands and grasslands for their livelihoods. Rangelands encompass a wide variety of landscapes, including some grasslands, shrublands, wetlands, tundra, and deserts. Indigenous to every continent except Antarctica, grasslands’ vast expanse is dominated by grasses and non-woody plants.
5. Farmers are faced with the challenge of producing sufficient crops to meet growing consumer demand while maintaining the quality and quantity of resources for future generations. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are developing research-based technologies to help farmers increase productivity and production efficiency while practicing sustainable agriculture.
6. Plant breeding the science of maximizing plants’ positive genetic traits to produce desirable effects continues to open new frontiers in agricultural production. Advancements in plant genetics and genomics, when used in breeding, help support higher production and cultivation of crops resistant to pests, pathogens, and drought.