sustainable agriculture

6 Sustainable Urban Agriculture Ideas Around the Globe

6 Sustainable Urban Agriculture Ideas Around the Globe

Many shoppers in the United States are already aware that buying local can help the local economy. This practice can also help local farmers, improve the freshness of consumers’ products and also fight climatic changes. But some people only have the option to take action or contribute to local farming by buying from a local farmer’s market. However, scientists and ecopreneurs are already experimenting and coming up with new ideas to incorporate local farming within urban lifestyles.

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Aquaponics – the Answer to the Global food Crisis

Aquaponics – the Answer to the Global food Crisis

Food, one of the very basic necessities of life, is not always so readily available around the world. With the constant growth of the global population and scarcity of resources, it has become necessary to grow more food using processes that utilize all available resources to the fullest, in the most efficient way. Growing more food has also become necessary in both developing countries and developed countries around the world, due to increasing prices and living expenses. For addressing the growing demand for food, aquaponics can become one of the most efficient ways to produce food, and the answer to global food crisis.

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Aquaponics & Sustainable Agriculture to Stop World Hunger

Aquaponics & Sustainable Agriculture to Stop World Hunger

There are millions of people around the world who don’t have enough food to support themselves or their family. World hunger is one of the biggest concerns of the human race as it progresses into the future. The global population will continue to rise and there will be a need to grow more food to feed the growing population. It is not only hunger that concerns us, but it’s also malnutrition or lack of proper nutrition that also becomes a concern. People in third world countries are often underfed or do not receive enough nutrition through the food that they eat. In developed countries, however, obesity often becomes a problem. Both under eating and over eating is a problem that affects health, and can be regarded as malnutrition.

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Full-Circle Agricultural Techniques & Methods

Full-Circle Agricultural Techniques & Methods

Simple_ZWA_system_smallAgriculture in the modern era is targeted towards maximizing our production. It utilizes every available source from the five natural kingdoms of the ecological system: animals, plants, fungi, algae, and bacteria. As we are approaching the new age of farming and agriculture, we are learning to use our resources more efficiently in a systematic, full-circle, integrated system, where waste of one system becomes input for the next. As a result, biodiverse foods, nutrients and energy are produced.

In this process, farmers can maximize profit while there is no wastage, and the entire cycle is targeted toward environmental conservation, through recycling, reusing, and reducing. It recycles inputs, reuses energy, and reduces wastage.

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How to Plan Your First Backyard Vegetable Garden

How to Plan Your First Backyard Vegetable Garden

If you are thinking about planning a vegetable garden in your backyard, and you have never done it before, you are at the right place. This blog post is intended for first time gardeners, since we are covering a basic level of gardening, but anyone can enjoy! Growing vegetables in your own garden is a delight. You will taste the difference when you grow and harvest fruits and vegetables yourself. You can easily grow a wide variety of vegetables in your backyard garden without much effort, time, or money, using only a few simple hand tools. Having a backyard garden adds to the beauty of your landscape, and also gives you an opportunity to spend time outdoors. You could also have your family involved and make it a group farming project. Another thing that would enhance your backyard garden would be a backyard pond.

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