Agriculture And The Attainment Of Sustainable Development

1488 Words Sep 1st, 2014 6 Pages
Introduction There is an existing link between agriculture and the attainment of sustainable development. Popular literature provides that good agriculture impact positively on the sustainability of the global ecosystem; which means that the needs of the present generation are met without compromising the ability for future generations to meet theirs. Hence, good agricultural practices, essentially promote the realization of sustainability. As a matter of fact, according to Toenniessen, Adesina & DeVries (2008), the realization of sustainability, especially in developed and least developed nations, cannot be achieved in the absence of increased farm productivity. A key aspect of sustainability is food security. Nevertheless, as LaSalle, Hepperly & Diop (2008) state, feeding the world has always proven to be a challenge, especially in the context of the current prevailing high prices brought about by the recent economic slowdown. The Economist (2011) further increases the dilemma for food security, citing the likelihood for global population rising from 7 billion to 9 billion, thereby casting a dingy decadence on the availability of food. The million dollar question, therefore, is what can the world do to mitigate this pressing problem? LaSalle et al. (2008) perhaps provide some hope for the looming hunger crisis, stating that “the only way to restore ecological health to the world is through launching an organic green revolution.” The organic green revolution, as LaSalle…
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