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Farming & it effects on our environment.

From growing crops to processing, transporting, selling, storing and throwing away food – everything we eat has an impact on the environment and the climate. Although agriculture is essential in sustaining human life, the practices associated with it have been known to have certain impacts on the environment. The most notable of these effects includes climate change, deforestation, pollution, and general environmental degradation.

What can we do in a time when climate change, water shortages etc threaten food production? We need to improve the way we produce food. Learn new techniques on cutting emissions, restoring soil properties & protecting our farming eco systems.

With 37% of the world land being used for Farming,  it is not enough to ask only manufacturers and consumers to play their part. The food and farming systems must play its part as well in creating a healthy environment.

How farming  can reduce its effect on the environment & what Elven Agri does:

1. Organic Farming

One of the primary environmental concerns with modern agriculture has to do with the chemicals we put on crops and what happens when those crops end up in the watershed. Pesticides and other chemicals are often used to produce more crops, and these pesticides don’t just fall on the crops and stay there: they are transported via wind and water and affect the surrounding ecosystems. Organic agriculture  largely excludes synthetic inputs – pesticides,herbicides and fertilizers – and focuses instead on long-term ecological health. Organic cultivation methods have positive effects on the microbial population, allowing for a more natural bio-control of unwanted organisms instead of using a chemical arsenal of products

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2. Save the bees

The number of working bee colonies per hectare provides a critical metric of crop health. Install bee hives in your Farms to pollinate our farms and do your bit in preserving the bees. We have installed about 26 bee hives in our Organic Farm to pollinate our farms and do our bit in preserving the bees.

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3. Grow crops suited to the environment/crops indigenous to the area

Sometimes we use too much water and sometimes we try to grow plants in environments that aren’t suited for them, using more water than we would if we had grown them in an environment that is  more like what that crop would typically be found in.

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4. Maximize the use of Natural sources of energy

Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60% of total global greenhouse gas emissions today.  Generating your own energy allows you control your own energy prices, allowing you to not be at the mercy of price rises by your electricity provider. Most of the energy we use in our farms is generated by Solar panels installed all over the farms and a bio gas plant.