In 2015, the international community set two reframing agendas for the sustainable future of our planet. During the United Nations (UN) Summit on Sustainable Development, countries adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to jointly embark on a resilient and sustainable path that leaves no one behind. With the historic adoption of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries pledged to take important steps in reducing their Greenhouse Gas (GHG)emissions and strengthen countries resilience and ability to adapt to climate change, joining the cause to take common climate actions. Both transformational agendas acknowledge the […]
If you have had a sense of keen touch with nature and had felt the rhythm and the effervescence of the ecological aesthetics, then you could well appreciate why ecotourism is fast becoming a big business in the world economy. From South America to Europe and from Australia to Asia and down to Africa, tourists have traversed the world to observe nature and have a feel of its naturality. Tourism, in its broadest sense, has been one of the worlds fastest-growing industries in the past several decades. The industry started waxing in the mid-twentieth century and has continued to grow […]
Agriculture is arguably the best form of generating wealth out of nature, and the place of farmers in the economy remains quite indispensable. However, there is an emerging class of farmers called smart farmers who have learned the principles of making greater fortunes out of greenies and veggies without necessarily exerting their brawns or going through the toils experienced by the traditional farmers — they are calculative individuals and stakeholders in Agricultural real estate, and they are whom the Marxists might choose to pigeonhole as bourgeoisie farmers. This class of farmers however have well justified roles in capital intensive mechanized […]
Agriculture & Food Security is a peer-reviewed open access that addresses the challenge of global food security. It is within the field of food security research, with a particular focus on research that may inform more sustainable agriculture and food systems that better address local, regional, national and/or global food and nutritional insecurity. It considers cutting-edge contributions across the breadth of relevant academic disciplines, including agricultural, ecological, environmental, nutritional, and socio-economic sciences, public health and policy. The scope includes, but is not limited to: Agricultural and environmental sciences, including genetics and systems ecology Animal husbandry, fisheries science and plant science […]
Several decades ago, what we now know as agriculture of today was not what it is. The traditional form of farming has several loopholes which give little room for efficiency and high rate of production as well as its high laborious state. The traditional farming made use of crude farm tools such as hoe, cutlass, rakes, baskets and animal-drawn equipment which slows work down since animals need to rest once they get tired. It also involve the raising of animals on free range system which exposes animals to adverse weather condition, theft and diseases resulting in weak and unhealthy […]
When people start to think about the ecosystem and nature as a whole, many don’t fully grasp the importance of relying on other species. Everything on earth is connected, whether we realize it or not. Human survival doesn’t rely on humans alone — the human species depends on tons of other life forms to stay in existence.
The demise of the banana has been in the news regularly since a 2003 article in The New Scientist suggested that the crop may be extinct within 10 years. However, recent data indicate that between 2000 and 2017, global production of bananas grew at a compound annual rate of 3.2%, reaching a record of 114 million tonnes in 2017, up from around 67 million tonnes in 2000. Not bad for a crop that was supposedly on its deathbed!
This subject matter has the propensity to be arduous, so we have created a dynamic, and digestible guide to help you better understand nitrogen and the important role it plays in crop production. To start with we are going to give you some quick, bite sized facts.
Better policies to improve the environmental performance of the agriculture sector A key challenge for the agriculture sector is to feed an increasing global population, while at the same time reducing the environmental impact and preserving natural resources for future generations. Agriculture can have significant impacts on the environment. While negative impacts are serious, and can include pollution and degradation of soil, water, and air, agriculture can also positively impact the environment, for instance by trapping greenhouse gases within crops and soils, or mitigating flood risks through the adoption of certain farming practices.