Farming: Going green

There are a great number of reasons why our present methods are becoming outdated. Firstly, climate change has caused disastrous outcomes; be this drought, floods, invasions from pests, and how human beings are ruining our natural environment.

Erratic weather is no doubt a farmer’s worst nightmare having to supply growing populations. This can lead to bankruptcy, therefore the advancement of technology is a “wonder to behold”.

The changes, now involve structures like horizontal and vertical planting, be this in buildings, tunnels, containers, and such.

Blue light is at times used to stimulate growth, the use of pesticides becomes non-existent and excess water can be purified and recycled.

All of these methods allow for year-round growth and recovery of the land with soil having fertilizers often laden with chemicals.

As the perfection of produce and speed of delivery increases, so do some producers incorporate charity, thereby supporting the less fortunate.

The perfection in fresh produce allows for quicker delivery to the food outlets, fewer complaints and returns from the public, and will eliminate unsellable goods being returned.  An irritation for those in purchasing departments.

Financially, modern farming methods no longer need the “tools of the trade” like costly tractors, weeders, mowers, etc.  But job losses are of great concern.

Certain African countries have realized that “green Entrepreneurship” can be at the forefront of climate change, whereby employment is essential.

The collection of masses of waste,  particularly plastic, is creating jobs with rewards in the form of vouchers to sustain living conditions.

Leaders need to look in this direction in the future, as there is so much waste that can be recycled, and lead to job opportunities and a cleaner planet.