Zakari Ajia

Pesticides Pollution

Pesticides are chemicals that are used to kill or control pests. This includes herbicides that are used for getting rid of weeds, insecticides used to treat fungicides, nematocides used to control nematodes as well as rodenticides used to treat vertebrate poisoning. Why pesticides can be harmful Pesticides contain ingredients such as oxygen, chlorine, sulfur, phosphorus, nitrogen, and bromine as well as heavy metals such as arsenic, copper sulfates, lead, and […]

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Benefits and Barriers to Framing Traceability in Industrial Farms

There are growing environmental challenges and stakeholders in different sectors of the economy across the world are increasingly aware of the environment. This awareness has extended to social issues faced around the world. Industrial farms within agricultural supply chains are concerned about these issues – they have to address the aforementioned issues within their operations to gain a competitive market advantage. As mentioned earlier in one of my previous articles, […]

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Reducing Resource Use (Energy and Water) in Industrialised Farms

Resources such as energy and water are consumed directly and indirectly throughout the supply chain of products emancipating from industrialised farms. The indirect use of resources in this context refers to the resources that are used for operations carried out by a third party on behalf of an industrialised farm as well as those resources used to fuel activities or processes that are linked indirectly to them. The indirect use […]

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Sustainable Uses of Food Waste

Food waste is considered by many people as non-useful materials. It is harmful to the environment. Greenhouse gases are released as by-products of food waste and these warm the environment, causing imaginable negative environmental impacts such as sea level rise and floods. Wasted food items are also harmful to humans. It can cause illnesses such as meningitis and foot disease if human beings come in contact with it. In general, […]

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How to Protect our Farms from Wildfires

I have previously stated in one of my previous articles that the world is witnessing a climate change era. And one of the impacts of climate is believed to be wildfires. It is an uncontrolled fire that is capable of wiping away land areas and crops. Climate change can alter temperature and precipitation levels, making farmland areas drier. And once a fire is started by lightning strikes or human errors, […]

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How to Create a Sustainable Workforce in Agricultural Supply Chains.

This article is aimed at providing tips to businesses within agricultural supply chains on how to create a sustainable workforce and improve sustainability to gain a competitive advantage. Businesses are made up of people. The thinking that is being encouraged in this article is to focus on the people (within businesses) and use them to create clean processes for business sustainability. Let’s simply think of agricultural supply chains as comprising […]

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Social Opportunities for People and Communities in a Climate Change Era

The changing environmental conditions around the world are accompanied by social, economic and environmental risks to communities. There is currently a huge global awareness around sustainability issues. A lot of businesses around the world are working to better the world we live in. They are increasingly using corporate social responsibility programmes to improve the wider environment. These programmes are being tailored to suit people and communities around the world, providing […]

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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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