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Simple Ways to Improve Sustainability in Farming Supply Chains

Sustainability has many definitions. The dictionary meaning of it suggests it means the ability to sustain or endure. However, it is noteworthy that the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) Brundtland report known as “our common future” published in 1987 served as one of the mediums for making sustainability a popular global issue. Sustainable development was defined in the report as the “development that meets the needs […]

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Social Opportunities for Farm Workers in Climate Change

The environment is a very important part of any economy due to changing environmental conditions around the world- it has been preserved and improved if economies are to thrive. It is noteworthy that the environment as a sector is expanding. The environment as of today is widely believed to comprise several elements/features. Apart from natural resources (such as air, water, and land), it contains the human element, which is regarded […]

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Traceability in Farming Supply Chains

There are growing environmental challenges and people are increasingly aware of the environment. This awareness has extended to social issues faced around the world. Businesses within farming supply chains are concerned about these issues – they have to ensure that they are addressed within their operations to gain a competitive advantage. Customers are asking critical questions about the social and environmental credentials of the food they eat. Customers want to […]

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Common Environmental Issues That Can Create Financial Loss to Farmers

Agricultural supply chains are global in nature. Many farmers (especially those situated in developing nations) do not operate in commercial quantities and run on low budgets. As many farmers operate on a small-scale basis, it has become very important for them to be environmentally conscious of environmental challenges faced around the world. The negative impacts associated with climate change are enormous. They can range from sea-level rise, storms, extreme temperatures, […]

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The Sustainable Use of Soil Organisms in a Climate Change Era

It has been widely acknowledged that we are in a climate change era. All forms of life are expected to mitigate or adapt to climate change to survive. It is a good practice to understand the natural green credentials associated with life around us- this will enable us to tap into such credentials and use them to further mitigate or adapt to changing environmental conditions, nd at the same time […]

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Natural pesticides versus Synthetic; a Green Choice for our Gardens and Farms.

Synthetic pesticides are chemicals that are made up of sulphur, chlorine, nitrogen, and other chemicals. These are toxic substance which are used to control pests such as insects, rodents and weeds. Pests are, by nature, very destructive to crop plants, and would otherwise damage them if they were allowed to thrive in agricultural land areas. As a result, the use of synthetic pesticides had taken off due to the percieved […]

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Rainwater Harvesting for Sustainable Agriculture

Water is an important resource that is used in our daily lives. It used in vitally important sectors of the economy, such as the agriculture sector. Farmers use water to grow crops. Not only is water used to grow crops, it is also used to process agricultural products before they can be sent to the marketplace. Even when they reach markets and are bought by consumers, water is still needed […]

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Pesticides and Water Pollution

Pesticides are chemicals that contain oxygen, sulfur, chlorine, nitrogen, phosphorus, and bromine as well as heavy metals such as copper, arsenic, sulfates, lead, and mercury – they are simply chemicals. They are used in the agriculture sector to control and/or eliminate pests. Pests such as insects, diseases, rodents and weeds can be harmful to crops if they are left uncontrolled and/or eliminated. And would otherwise damage them if they were […]

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Reducing Landfill Waste In The Agriculture Sector

The bulldozer buries food and industrial wastes

Waste is practically viewed as non-useful materials. However, waste hardly exists in theory. When waste is produced, it, in essence, means that a portion of the resources such as energy, chemicals, and labour that were used to produce the wasted product had been given off or wasted. Wasteful practices seem to be inevitable in today’s world. And the agriculture sector is not immune from it. In today’s world, what we […]

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The Use of Sustainable Finance for Promoting Agricultural Sustainability.

Sustainability has gained attention in several industries across the world. This is, in a way, due to the fact that there are unlimited opportunities associated with the state of being “sustainable”. The financial sector is increasingly intrigued by how sustainability can be used to create positive social and environmental impacts in the wider society. Also, it is now vitally important for financial investments to demonstrate sustainability credentials, and means to […]

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The Growing of Trees and Plants for Climate Change Mitigation

Plants and trees have been grown for human consumption for generations. Vegetables and fruits obtained from plants and trees are used to sustain lives on earth. As a result, trees and plants are important resources for our day-to-day survival. Apart from the fact that humans consume vegetables and fruits from plants and trees, they all have other health benefits. For example, plants such as Catnip and Blackberries have been used […]

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How Being A Sustainable Farmer Reduces Carbon Footprint

The human population is increasing at an alarming rate – projected to reach around 9 billion by 2050. If we are to meet our feeding needs and at the same time preserve the environment for future generations, now is the right time to fully embrace sustainable farming – a system in which farmers use techniques that protect the environment, economy, people, and communities. The benefits that sustainable farming affords to […]

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