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What is the importance of Agriculture in our life?

Agriculture is considered to be the backbone of each country’s economy due to its contributions to the world. Agriculture might not be the most important thing about every culture but it is something that everyone needs. Agriculture may provide all types of food, help produce renewable energy sources, and create sustainable development which is essential for human survival around the Earth. Agriculture has many impacts on people’s health, nutrition, water supply, financial status, education systems, and more importantly employment conditions.

What impact does Agriculture have on society?

As mentioned previously Agriculture had a very big impact on people’s lives in both positive and negative ways. However, Agriculture positively affects people by providing them with foods that they need every day. It also provides jobs for many people as Agriculture also has a demand for many people to work in it as well as provide life-sustaining products for the future. Agriculture is now changing lives around the world because it now provides renewable energy sources for countries which reduces carbon dioxide from being emitted into the air by using different types of plants and crops. Agriculture also preserves nature and natural resources such as oceans, forests, rivers, inland seas and the atmosphere. Agriculture is essential to all countries around the world because Agriculture can help reduce poverty levels due to its surplus food production which helps Food Security created among most societies. Agriculture may have some negative impacts on people’s health but that could be resolved with healthier foods that are produced from Agriculture. In addition, Agriculture had created a greenhouse which causes Global Warming but since Agriculture is providing renewable energy sources, Agriculture is at least reducing carbon dioxide around the world. Agriculture also creates job opportunities which are very important in most societies due to the lack of employment in many countries.

What are the benefits of Agriculture?

As mentioned previously Agriculture had a lot of positive impacts on people’s lives, but Agriculture does have some negative impacts as well. Agriculture has increased deforestation rates because it requires large amounts of land in order for crops and fruits to grow. This reduces oxygen supply throughout the Earth’s atmosphere because there are fewer trees producing Oxygen. Agriculture may sometimes pollute water bodies if not properly taken care of due to chemical fertilizers and pesticides that may come out into rivers or oceans when they get washed off or during rainfall. Agriculture may also cause Carbon Footprint to increase globally because of transportation and machinery that are used by Agriculture.

Agriculture can have a positive impact on developing countries because it provides jobs for people who are in need of employment. Agriculture produces renewable energy sources, food, fibers, pharmaceuticals, raw materials that are used for clothing and construction purposes which positively impacts the economy around the world. Agriculture is essential for many reasons including food security, poverty reduction, environmental protection, carbon sink, local businesses opportunities etc.

What problems does agriculture face today?

Agriculture has faced very big issues since its beginning in growing crops or cultivating lands where fruits could be grown. Agriculture has struggled lately with maintaining synthetic fertilizers properly because when the weather changes rapidly Agriculture tends to lose most of its crops and fruits. Agriculture also has trouble producing artificial pesticides properly because they tend to be faulty causing Agriculture to fail in growing plants which causes food shortages due to less production. Agriculture not only struggles with the soil but with fluctuating weather conditions as well which makes it become difficult for Agriculture to produce efficient yields and quality products.

Agriculture is becoming more and more efficient by using modernized machinery such as tractors, harvesters etc. This helps Agriculture from using up all their natural resources because machines can do a lot of work instead of people working on farms manually. Although Agriculture continues developing better ways to become more productive, some societies may not have access to those technologies due to high or lack of knowledge on how new technologies work. Agriculture is continuing to move forward by improving its technology and Agriculture will continue to be important in growing crops or fruits for people around the world.

What are the challenges that Agriculture faces today?

There are many challenges that Agriculture faces due to the rapid changes in weather patterns, fluctuating weather conditions, lack of physical labour force, lack of knowledge on how new technologies work, etc. Agriculture loses crops due to any drastic change in weather conditions because Agriculture fails to produce proper yields when certain chemicals or fertilizers are not used properly causing plants not nourish with whatever they need. Some societies may not have access to new technologies in Agriculture either because they do not have enough money which makes it harder for them to grow food efficiently. When Agriculture fails to produce proper yields, people around the world may experience food shortages which causes them not to have enough to eat causing malnutrition. Agriculture also uses up all-natural resources in order for crops to grow efficiently because they require certain chemicals or fertilizers that Agriculture needs in order to maintain their plants. Agriculture has lost a lot of soil quality due to using generic fertilizers which causes soils low fertility levels and makes it harder for Agriculture to produce high yield products without adding fertilizer each time. Agriculture is facing many issues today but this does not mean Agriculture will stop producing high-value crops or fruits for societies around the world. Agriculture will continue helping people around the world by feeding them properly while developing better technologies in order for Agriculture practices to change.

What role can Agriculture and food security play in our environment and climate change?

Agriculture not only feeds people around the world but Agriculture contributes to many positive effects for both people’s health, their economy, their social well-being, etc. Agriculture helps solve environmental issues by making societies more sustainable towards natural resources because Agriculture does not pollute certain regions by using generic fertilizers or artificial pesticides which are harmful to the environment . Agriculture is responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, contributing about 77% of total GHG emissions which is made up mostly from carbon dioxide (CO2).

Agriculture also contributes to global warming because when CO2 gets trapped in the atmosphere it causes a greenhouse effect causing different levels of global temperatures to increase every year. Agriculture has contributed much to climate change over time but Agriculture can help solve this issue by developing better technologies . Agriculture has done much to help people around the world and Agriculture will continue helping those in need.

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  1. Ali Raza

    V. Good information regarding agriculture

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