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Agriculture is simply the cultivation and breeding of animals, plants and various fungi for valuable resources like food, fiber, biofuel, medicine for enhancement of human life. Agriculture played a key role in the development of sedentary human civilization. Agriculture dates back thousands of years; probably as old as human existence and has evolved a great deal with changing climates, machinery and technologies. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture farming has become the dominant agricultural methodology.
Even though agricultural practices such as plant breeding, modern agronomy, technological advancement and use of agrochemicals like pesticides and fertilizers have greatly increased yields from cultivation, they have also caused dramatic environmental pollution and detrimental human health changes.
Major challenges of modern agriculture include:
- Environmental pollution
This stems from the fact that the environment is adversely affected by some agricultural practices such as bush burning, use of pesticides and fertilizers. These practices make the natural ecosystem inhabitable for human life and living organisms in general. The green revolution is based on the premise that all methods of farming should be environment friendly and this is a ‘problem’ because farmers have to come up with safer techniques and facilities and techniques which may be more expensive or difficult to understand. Global warming and climatic changes which are brought about by various industrial practices are also believed to limit the rate of agricultural expansion.
- Serious land degradation
About 40% of the world’s agricultural land is seriously degraded. The situation is worse in Africa. As a matter of fact, studies by the Ghana-based UN Institute for Natural Resources in Africa show that if this trend of soil degradation continues, then by 2025 the continent might just be able to sustain about 25% of its populace only.
Major progress in the Agricultural Sector
- Mechanized Farming Agricultural yield has been greatly improved with the introduction of mechanized farming. Machines like tractors, troughs and chisels have replaced the less effective tools like cutlasses, hoes, etc. mechanized farming has made commercial agriculture possible in the world of today.
- Genetic Engineering Advancements in the field of genetics have been employed in the agricultural sector and used to improve crop and animal production. Genetically modified plant and animal species are usually more cost effective than traditional ones.
Agricultural products can be broadly divided into:
- Food: food products include cereals (grains), vegetables, fruits, oils, meat and dairy products.
- Fibers: cotton, wool, hemp, silk and flax are typical examples of fibers gotten from agriculture.
- Raw materials: the lumber and medical industries are typical examples of industries that get their raw materials from agriculture. As a matter of fact, regulations have been put in place in different countries to prevent exploitation of forest reserves for lumbering purposes. Resins, dyes, perfumes and ornamental products are also valuable resources gotten from agriculture.
The Future of Agriculture
Ever since the inception of certified organic food in 1991, the growth of organic farming has renewed research in alternative food technologies such as integrated pest management and selective breeding. The stakes grew higher in 2007, where the higher incentives for farmers to grow non-food biofuel crops combined with a host of factors such as rising transportation cost, climate change, growing consumer demand in China and India and population growth caused food shortages and increased food prices around the globe.
The future of the agricultural sector doesn’t seem bleak at all. Agriculture currently employs over a third of the world’s working populace. World governments are continuously trying to encourage investment in their agricultural sectors.
For instance, the Indian government is currently working on a plan to boost agricultural produce and double farmers’ income by 2022. Even countries like Nigeria with abundance of oil have been recently started working on different plans to make agriculture the mainstay of their economies because food production is instrumental in the success of any economy.
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