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16th of September 2015
Biology
Q:

what do you understand by sustainable agriculture? how can it be achieved so that the natural biological cycles are not disturbed?{according to 5 mrks}

Kanhaiya Varshney - CBSE - Class IX

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 18:24:PM

A:

HI Kanhaiya,

Sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fibre, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare. 

  • The primary benefits of sustainable agriculture are:
  • Environmental Preservation
  • Protection of Public Health
  • Economically viable
  • Upholding Animal Welfare

Some of the most common sustainable agriculture techniques employed by farmers today to achieve the key goals of weed control, pest control, disease control, erosion control and high soil quality are:

  • Crop Rotation
  • Cover Crops
  • Improved soil and water management
  • Conservation agriculture
  • Eco agriculture
  • Organic agriculture
  • Soil Enrichment
  • Natural Pest Predators
  • Biointensive Integrated Pest Management

All the above are examples of approaches to agricultural production that improve sustainability in variety of ways. They reduce the stress on the natural biogeochemical cycles and in turn help in maintaining sustainability.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 18:43:PM