To bring sustainability over the long term. Many changes observed in the environment are long term, occurring slowly over time. Organic agriculture considers the medium- and long-term effect of agricultural interventions on the agro-ecosystem. It aims to produce food while establishing an ecological balance to prevent soil fertility or pest problems. Organic agriculture takes a proactive approach as opposed to treating problems after they emerge.
To grow healthy food, you must start with healthy soil. If you treat soil with harmful pesticides and chemicals, you may end up with soil that cannot thrive on its own. Natural cultivation practices are far better than chemical soil management. farm land also helps conserve water. Organic farmers, in general, tend to spend time amending soil correctly and using mulch – both of which help conserve water.
Food production affects all countries, rich and poor. we will need to grow 50% more food by 2050 to feed 9 billion people. One in nine people goes hungry today. It is within our power to eliminate extreme poverty and hunger by 2030. We can build a better food system, based on climate-smart agriculture that will grow more food, raise farmer incomes, and protect our land, water, and biodiversity. And we can eliminate world hunger.
The positive trend seen in the past years continues. Consumer demand is increasing, reflected in the significant market growth of 11 percent in the United States, the world’s largest organic market. More farmers cultivate organically, more land is certified organic, and 179 countries report organic farming land activities. In 2015, 2.4 million organic producers were reported. India continues to be the country with the highest number of producers.