When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.
When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.Agriculture is among the greatest contributors to global warming, emitting more greenhouse gases than all our cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes combined—largely from methane released by cattle and rice farms, nitrous oxide from fertilized fields, and carbon dioxide from the cutting of rain forests to grow crops or raise livestock
Farming is the thirstiest user of our precious water supplies and a major polluter, as runoff from fertilizers and manure disrupts fragile lakes, rivers, and coastal ecosystems across the globe. Agriculture also accelerates the loss of biodiversity. As we’ve cleared areas of grassland and forest for farms, we’ve lost crucial habitat, making agriculture a major driver of wildlife extinction. The environmental challenges posed by agriculture are huge, and they’ll only become more pressing as we try to meet the growing need for food worldwide. We’ll likely have two billion more mouths to feed by mid-century—more than nine billion people.
But sheer population growth isn’t the only reason we’ll need more food. The spread of prosperity across the world, especially in China and India, is driving an increased demand for meat, eggs, and dairy, boosting pressure to grow more corn and soybeans to feed more cattle, pigs, and chickens.
If these trends continue, the double whammy of population growth and richer diets will require us to roughly double the amount of crops we grow by 2050.
But we can no longer afford to increase food production through agricultural expansion.
Trading tropical forest for farmland is one of the most destructive things we do to the environment, and it is rarely done to benefit the 850 million people in the world who are still hungry.
Most of the land cleared for agriculture in the tropics does not contribute much to the world’s food security but is instead used to produce cattle, soybeans for livestock, timber, and palm oil. Avoiding further deforestation must be a top priority.
Poultry production is a common livestock business around the world, it is practiced in different capacities, small, medium and commercial scale. As a poultry farmer, your goal is to manage the birds such that they produce optimally and increase productivity, hence, making profit from it.
There are many factors that can deter this aim, some are known and easily detected while some are unaware. Some requires medications while some just need a proper welfare. These are the rudimentary knowledge a poultry farmer should always have in mind.
This organisation is a human service organization that identifies the approach of effective means to involve young people in carrying out A carrying out Agriculture and in local development decision-making, giving them voice and influencing power, with benefits for themselves and their communities.We are Indented to nurturing human potential, the capacity-building organization is made up of vibrant youths who exist to help youths and communities to access the skills, tools, and information they need to get going and do what they do best. We're about building effective and lasting relationships with people and organizations from all sectors so that together we can lend a helping hand and allow the thousands of Youths in localities across Uganda to reach their full potential as well as getting neccesary means of increasing food Security and Production
For small flocks, the most common source of heat is a heat lamp. These lamps accommodate a 250-watt red or clear bulb. When suspended 45 to 60 cm (18 to 24") off the floor, they provide enough heat to brood up to 100 chicks for a single-light, or 300 to 500 for a four-light model. Some units have thermostatic controls, while others have to be raised or lowered to provide the required temperature at bird level.