Currently you’re probably enjoying the food served in front of you, while in another hemisphere, someone is hungry grimaced. Ha, something that is not comfortable to read or hear isn’t it, especially at meal times. Well, talk about the food of course closely related to agriculture.
Every human life would require food. Back briefly to prehistoric times, people at that time to meet the needs of food by hunting or gathering fruit. Unfortunately, over time the amount of food provided by nature do not always meet the need. Then the human began to think to produce food, they begin to know how to raise livestock and farming.
Changes in farming systems
Humans continue to innovate to find the best ways to produce food. Many traditional farming systems using natural materials, and is also very dependent on the geographical location and season. It is a little more limiting agricultural products that can be produced.
In the early 20th century chemical fertilizers were introduced to the general public, the use of chemical fertilizers can shorten the time needed in the farming process, and cheaper. It can also significantly increase agricultural output. Comparing with traditional farming systems that process takes longer, more complicated and more expensive.
People prefer to use chemical fertilizers because it is cheaper and more produce. Besides by using chemical fertilizers they no longer need to deal with smelly and dirty traditional fertilizers. A mindset that should be straightened out by now.
‘s Been quite human aware of the problems that caused by the use of chemical fertilizers, but it is as if ignored for the sake of a handful of people. Chemical fertilizers work by manipulating the soil by adding nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. The use of chemical fertilizers will continually contaminate the soil, making it lose fertility, so that the crops will depend entirely on chemical fertilizer.
Most of the residues of chemical fertilizers will be borne by farming irrigation systems, and pollute the environment along the water flow to the sea. In high levels, this pollution will damage the quality of the water and bring death to life in water. A real threat to the fisheries sector and the threat to the survival of living beings in general.
Use the ways of good farming
Sustainable farming system is one viable method to be applied. This method guarantees a sustainable soil fertility, this is not something new because it has been practiced for thousands of years. This method focuses on organic farming methods, with seriousness and relentless innovation it will get farming products that do not disappoint.
Sustainable farming systems or organic farming is not only environmentally friendly, but also will improve the quality of human life in order to live more healthy. In addition to processing the soil is good and right, good crops can be obtained by breeding plant seeds.
It takes time to seeds breeding research, but it is worth doing for the sake of better farming system. That means that for the sake of a better life as well.