Alternatives of Agriculture for Food Production

Posted by Priyanka Sharma on 31 Jan, 2020

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New Methods Like Hydroponics

Posted by Priyanka Sharma on 31 Jan, 2020

Sustainable Farming: Sustainable methods can help meet society's food and textile needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. 
- Hydroponics (Vertical Farms): This involves growing healthy plants without the use of a traditional soil medium by using a nutrient like a mineral rich water solution instead. It is based on the fact that a plant just needs select nutrients, some water, and sunlight to grow. 
- Aquaponics: combines the raising of aquatic animals (such as fish) with the growing of hydroponic crops. In Aquaponic systems, the water containing the waste material from the aquaculture fish is used to nourish the hydroponic plants. After the water is used by the plants, the water is then recirculated back into the system to be reused by the fish. 
- Urban & Peri-Urban Horticulture: Cultivation of crops and rearing of animals for food and other uses within and surrounding the boundaries of cities, including fisheries and forestry. 
- Agroforestry: It incolves growth of trees and shrubs amongst crops or grazing land. Agroforestry systems can combine both agriculture and forestry practices for long-lasting, productive, and diverse land use when approached sustainably. 

Sources:  

https://theconversation.com/food-that-feeds-the-world-and-heals-it-too-imagine-newsletter-6-129041 

https://greentumble.com/10-sustainable-farming-methods-and-practices/#hydro 

https://epthinktank.eu/2014/06/18/urban-and-peri-urban-agriculture/ 

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