Organic Farming Benefitting The Ecosystem
Conventional farming methods are degrading our surroundings with the use of synthetic chemicals and harmful compounds, hence we, collectively need to make right choices.
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With changing time our environmental conditions have witnessed massive devastation. For years, human have failed to carry out developmental activities in a responsible manner, hence it has affected the entire ecosystem. The thoughtless attitude and tactless actions has cost a lot to the mankind and is expected to do worst to the coming generation. Thus there is an urgent requirement to conserve the nature and the ecosystem in the most efficient and swift way. In the current scenario, practice like organic farming has become need of the hour rather than being a secondary option.
Organic farming is the agricultural practice that endorses chemical-free farming techniques. The prime focus of organic farming is to raise crops in a healthy way thus keeping the health of the soil intact. Besides, organic farming also extends its benefits to the overall environmental conditions. With immense number of environmental benefits appended to it organic farming indeed has the potential to become the most preferred form of agriculture farming.
Here are some facts that speak volume of the benefits organic farming has on the ecosystem including agro- ecosystem health, biodiversity, soil biological activity etc.
Organic farming has the potential to protect biodiversity
Along with supplying chemical-free food, organic farming also opens the door for the wildlife, butterflies, bees etc. Due to organic farming we get access to the land and the environment that’s free for treacherous compounds and chemicals, hence making it fir for the wildlife. Not only this, organic farming also provides a suitable and rich habitat to living organisms like soil microbes, earthworms, spiders, beetles, birds, and mammals. According to a study by research institute, FIBL, depending on altitude, organic farms have between 46 and 72 percent more semi-natural habitats and host 30 percent more species and 50 percent more individuals than non-organic farms.
Organic farming prevents soil contaminationand soil erosion
As we are aware that the essence of organic farming is the chemical-free techniques/practices of farming, hence, due to elimination of synthetic compounds like synthetic fertilizers or GMOs in natural farming methods, the risk of soil pollution and soil erosion is reduced immensely. This further leads to improved quality of soil which results in better crop production in long run.
Organic farming checks Water pollution
Organic farming successfully prevents pollution of water bodies which otherwise has become a major cause of concern while practicing traditional farming methods. According to a report by EY organic farming helps to prevent toxic leacets in groundwater. The study further states that up to 40% of the synthetic fertilizers used on conventional farms end up in ground and surface waters, eventually polluting rivers, lakes and oceans.
Organic food production helps combat global warming
Soil contains billions of bacteria that can help to reduce carbon level globally and keep all the extra carbon out of atmosphere. Organic farming helps in enhancing the quality of soil thus supporting the life of billions of bacteria and micro-organisms. Controlled level of carbon can certainly lead to reduction of global warming.
Conventional farming methods are degrading our surroundings with the use of synthetic chemicals and harmful compounds, hence we, collectively need to make right choices. The fact that organic farming methods abandon the use of synthetic chemicals makes this practice environment friendly and a practice that needs to be adopted by all at global level.
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