Agriculture uses over 70% of earth fresh water and over 40% of land is used. I wonder how much resources and carbon emission takes place. But as comes for solution we start blaming farmers for the environmental degradation. Is it really their fault ? Over 70% of food produced by small farm holder and rest 30% by big farm holders . Food is produced enough by farmers but 36% is used as fodder for live stock which are then eaten by us and this live stock 80% of land used in agriculture and yet produces 20% of world’s calorie. , 55% of f agricultural food is consumed by people and one-third of food produced for human consumption is wasted.
And where do you find mistakes
My suggestion is that if we decrease the consumption of non veg( people on costal area and in mountains are exempted) then we can give more land to agriculture (I mean for crops) then we can change the area used for livestock into area of agriculture where we are not forced to give more crops on small agriculture land. I think then we can grow crops organically .
My suggestion sure looks from dreamy world it sure has flaws like
- How can we decrease meat consumption, it depends on you people
- How can we convert livestock farming into crop farming
- What about population controls?
I am sure there are more flaws please mention!
But if we are successful in tackling this problem then I am sure we can fight climate change
as we can make good use of 40% of earth’s land. I think less than 40% land is also able to feed to the earth population then we can turn left over agricultural land into forest .
What are your suggestions