Agriculture is an exceptional case facing sustainability issues, and objectives to be corrected. To achieve sustainability goals, immediate action on these significant fronts is necessary. The environmental, socio-economic aspects are the vital elements of agriculture. As such, urgency is needed as a big tragedy, or possible calamity is evolving in this significant sector. The livelihoods of many people and the food requirements of everyone heavily rely on agriculture.
Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture Methods and Solutions
Digital gadgets technologies
Tech is a key to grappling with the complexity of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) and taking the plan to scale. Mobile phones, interactive radios, videos, or the internet, give access to location-specific or timely recommendations. Furthermore, the platforms contribute to garnering large-scale datasets on the performance of the agricultural options, planting dates, or varieties.
Promoting landscape management
The engineering solution aims at addressing the challenges experienced in food insecurity. Furthermore, climate changes, persistent poverty, ecosystem degradation, or biodiversity loss are targets of landscape management. This solution aids in moving beyond a zero-sum plan that solves a single problem while exacerbating others.
Monitoring agricultural systems
Active monitoring of networks is essential in tracking, anticipating, and managing changes in biophysical, and economic, as well as social aspects. The monitoring process involves various farming systems implemented globally. Worldwide agricultural systems should be established as well-designed networks of the partners engaged in the collection of the high-quality data needed by stakeholders.
Innovative smallholder technologies
This solution is necessary for increasing crop values, reducing post-harvest loss, and improving food safety. Moreover, since farmers in most cases aren’t in positions of drying, storing and processing their produce, losses rise, and extensive contamination of harvests with microbes or mycotoxins occurs. The moisture loss or physical damage during harvest, storage, or transportation, causing losses of twenty to eighty per cent, can be eliminated through smallholder tech.