Created date : 27-07-2020
Author Name : Annamalai
Modern agriculture is an evolving approach to agricultural innovations and farming practices that help farmers increase efficiency and reduce the number of natural resources like water, land, and energy necessary to meet the world's food, fuel, and fibre needs.
What are some developments in modern agriculture?
Use of Synthetic Fertilizers
Chemical Pest Control
Why is modern agriculture important?
Modern agriculture increases global political stability by making more food available, improving its quality and making it accessible to more people. ... o Development of a robust, rules-based trading system has been extremely important in improving food distribution and increasing accessibility in food-deficit areas.
What are the effects of modern agriculture?
Agriculture has been shown to produce significant effects on climate change, primarily through the production and release of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide that affect air, water, and soil quality, as well as biodiversity.
Who is the father of modern agriculture?
Norman Ernest Borlaug
Norman Ernest Borlaug (25 March 1914 – 12 September 2009) was an American agricultural scientist, and humanitarian. He is considered by some to be the "father of modern agriculture" and the father of the green revolution. He won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his life's work.
What are the disadvantages of modern agriculture?
Disadvantages of modern agriculture:
1. Organic farming operations are rarely subsidized.
2.Due to lack of practical knowledge, farmers cant handle the machines properly.
3.Maintenance cost is very high.
4.Over usage of machines may lead to environmental damage.
5.It is efficient but it has side effects.
What are the positive and negative effects of agriculture?
Positive and Negative Impacts of Agricultural Production of Liquid Biofuels. Agricultural production of liquid biofuels can have positive effects. It can decrease dependence on fossil fuels and increase farmers' incomes. Agricultural production of mixed perennial biofuel crops may increase pollinator and avian richness .Most types of agricultural crop-based liquid biofuel production, however, have a negative effect on natural ecosystems and biodiversity. Comparisons of fossil fuels and liquid biofuels regarding their life cycle emissions of pollutants which are (eco)toxic or contribute to oxidizing smog, acidification or nutrification give mixed results.
What are examples of agriculture?
Agricultural production includes these activities:
Agriculture: cultivating soil; planting; raising, and harvesting crops; rearing, feeding, and managing animals.
Aquaculture: raising private aquatic animals (fish)
Floriculture: growing flowering plants.
Horticulture: growing fruits, vegetables, and plants