Organic Farming And Its Diversified Benefits

Posted by Andrew Tuckson on September 12th, 2016

The skyrocketing world population is evidently giving rise to the demands for everything that is required for survival and in the process, if anything is being sacrificed, then it is the ‘quality.’ Today, the quality of medical treatment we receive has degraded; quality of foods we eat have been poisoned and to mention a few more.

‘Necessity is the mother of invention,’ and this is probably a majorly-proved adage of all time. Increasing demands for clothes, houses, medical treatment and foods have compelled people to invent a variety of technologies that could cater to each and everyone’s need ‘in-time.’ But, as a coin has two sides, this bunch of new technological inventions do also have the same. For example, growing demands of foods have given rise to the production of pesticides that help our farmers harvest as much vegetables as needed to meet the demand-scale in market. Whether it is banana or rhubarb crown, these chemicals help them grow faster than their natural growth and look like serviceable.

This is where, only money plays the leading role at the cost of quality.

The presence of toxic in fruits and vegetables are causing malnutrition among children worldwide and this has been in the trend since long. Despite knowing such detrimental effects of pesticides in agriculture, Government is yet in destitute condition to put complete ban on this. But, some families are appreciably playing smart in their yards by growing their own fruits and vegetables, which is called organic farming. Families are taking up their requirements for food in own hands securing a healthy and shelf-life for all.

Since pesticides in vegetables have been detected as one of leading causes for malnutrition, a substantial number of nutritionists and health experts keep suggesting families to grow their own vegetable garden and eat organically grown vegetables only.

Here come a variety of pros of organic farming -

  • Organic farming fosters soil quality by utilizing organic materials such as, compost, green manure, animal and plant waste. Besides, it also vitalizes biological activities.
  • Secondary supply of crop nutrients, such as nitrogen, carbon, phosphorus and the like utilize soil microorganisms.
  • Preoccupation of nitrogen in soil happens by using legumes.
  • Bringing up and caring for livestock, housing, health, breeding and nutritions is possible through organic farming.
  • Organic farming is helpful in protecting ecological environment and storing up rainforests and wildlife as well.

Organic farming as opposed to modern farming or conventional farming is though costly, but secures a health and long life undoubtedly. The Organic farming is not dependent upon synthetic chemicals, it rather uses biological, natural methods to establish soil potency, for example – it boosts plant nutrition through microbial activity.

Apart from this, diversified cropping systematized into organic farming intensifies bio-diversity that boosts productive capacity of healthy organic vegetables, e.g. for rhubarb farming, all you have to do is buy rhubarb crown and grow it naturally. Mono cropping practiced in conventional farming does not actually help boost soil fertility.

The market outside, if anything cares for, then it is mere cash-in. It supplies you whatever you require regardless when. The market is always full of variety of seasonal, unseasonal vegetables and fresh-looking fruits, but all your looking at is simply illusion of indigenousness and rather results of ‘supply and demand.’

Chemicalized farming has shocking contribution to food inflation. Wondering how? Well, it’s pretty simple to understand. When food-farming is processed through ‘supply and demand’ policy, then a sudden rise in migration-rate of certain country is enough to encourage food inflation, because the government then goes under pressure automatically to raise fund for further and faster chemicalized farming to meet market supply. In the process, we lose nutrition and consume poison; we lose taste, but receive 24/7 supply; we lose healthy and shelf-life, but get to enjoy unseasonal vegetables at cut-throat costs.

The scenario is now quite crystal clear i.e., how organic farming can beat such predicaments! All you have to do now is to make sure these following factors are well-considered by you before starting organic farming -

  • You own the land.
  • The soil characteristics and its limitations are well-known to you.
  • You do know the climatic conditions of your valley.
  • You have access to sufficient natural as well as financial resources to meet any undetermined enterprise alterations.
  • You hold experience in cropping.
  • Possession of required tools and equipment.
  • Rich contacts and supports for any further assistance.

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