In the past few decades, agriculture has experienced a huge transformation. With the growing population, yields have increased. Our capability to produce food has been improved substantially. We have adopted intensive methods of cultivation and even achieved surplus production. However, somewhere a question still remains. What kind of agriculture should one opt for – Conventional or Sustainable? Let’s check out the facts with this table.
|Sr No.||Criteria||Conventional Agriculture||Sustainable Agriculture|
|1||Main Focus||Synthetic chemicals are used to grow crops.||The focus remains on agricultural practices that save the ecosystem.|
|2||Use of chemicals||Large amounts for high yields.||No chemicals are used.|
|3||Environmental Impact||It hampers the surroundings.||It preserves the environment.|
|4||Crop Diversity||Same crops year after year.||A variety of crops are grown.|
|5||Soil fertility||Reduction over time||Augmentation/preservation|
|6||Soil erosion||Gradually increasing||Minimal|
|7||Crop Type||Genetically modified crops are used.||Genetically modified crops are prohibited.|
|8||Biodiversity||No focus||Complete focus.|
Just so you know, ICAR and KVKs have taken many steps to promote sustainable farming practices in India. Major initiatives are technology-driven.
Now, you must have a clear idea why we should opt for sustainable farming. However, there are many other things that can help the agriculture sector to achieve new milestones. Agri technology could play a significant part in meeting demands along with adding strength to the agricultural supply chain. One such innovation is ChargeERP that is considerably changing the lives of mandi stakeholders who are integral to the supply chain.
This advanced cloud-based online accounting software is helping commission agents (aadathiyas) to efficiently manage their day-to-day mandi activities. ChargeERP has unique features that not only save their time by 90% but also ensure safe and secure transactions.