As the signs of climate change and environmental degradation are becoming more and more evident, the world is finally beginning to realize that we cannot keep exploiting nature anymore. Scientists and leaders are racking their brains to come up with ways to coexist with nature. And organic farming’s recent rise to fame can primarily be attributed to these changing environmental circumstances.
World’s population is estimated to reach 10 billion by 2050, and the traditional farming practices fall short of producing enough food for so many people in a sustainable manner. If we continue to cultivate the land with a heavy dose of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, soon there won’t be anything left to cultivate. Organic farming offers a better and more sustainable solution.
Environmental benefits of organic farming:
- Improves soil quality
Practices like crop rotation, cover crops, minimum tillage, and usage of organic fertilizers improve soil formation and structure. Organic farming practices also increase soil’s ability to retain nutrients and water.
- Reduces water pollution
In many agricultural areas, groundwater often gets contaminated with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides used during traditional farming. Since no such chemicals are used during organic farming, it significantly reduces the risk of groundwater pollution.
- Promotes biodiversity
Organic farms create an ecosystem free from chemicals where wild flora and fauna can flourish easily. Instead of fighting for space with nature, organic farming creates a mutually beneficial ecosystem. An ecosystem where diverse species help improve the soil quality and the farms provide a suitable habitat.
24 Mantra is partnering with farmers all across India to enable sustainable farming practices, reduce the use of chemicals and pesticides, and keep the air and water clean, and the soil alive. Under our sustainable farming initiative, we have 45,000 farmers working in 30 plus projects over an area of 2,25,000 acres.
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