Modern agriculture is an ever-changing approach to agricultural innovations and farming practices that helps farmers increase efficiency and reduce the amount of natural resources needed to meet the world’s food, fuel and fiber demands. Modern farming practices allow farmers to increase productivity while decreasing environmental impact. Modern agriculture is driven by continuous improvement, using technology, digital tools and data to do so.
Eco Agro is a one stop solution provider to modern agriculture. We help growers and farmers to acquire knowledge and implement modern agriculture best practices used around the world.
Farmers must meet the changing needs of our planet and the expectations of regulators, consumers, and food processors and retailers. There are increasing pressures from climate change, soil erosion and biodiversity loss and from consumers’ changing tastes in food and concerns about how it is produced. And the natural world that farming works with – plants, pests and diseases – continue to pose their own challenges. While modern agriculture provides a large number of solutions, the outcome is not always the same because each farm is unique: different landscapes, soils, available technology and potential yields.
Only 12% of the world’s land can be used for farming
Farming uses 70% of the world’s fresh water
Agriculture, forestry and other land use causes 23% of greenhouse gas emissions
84% of crop species in the European Union depend at least partly on pollination by wildlife
For ever changing world
Farmers must adapt to climate change
The effects of climate change affect farmers’ ability to grow the food we all need. Increasingly volatile weather and more extreme events – like floods and droughts – change growing seasons, limit the availability of water, allow weeds, pests and fungi to thrive, and can reduce crop productivity.
Soil erosion is reducing the amount of land available for agriculture, and declining biodiversity affects the pollination of crops. At the same time, farmers are under pressure to conserve water and use fewer agricultural inputs.
As they adapt to these changes, farmers also need to mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions contributed by agriculture through adopting climate-smart practices – a new learning journey for many.