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Climate smart-pest management helps dealing with pests while increasing food security

🌾 Did you know that approximately 10,000 years ago, humans made a monumental shift from hunter-gatherer societies to settled communities, marking the birth of agriculture? 🌍 This pivotal decision allowed us to domesticate plants and animals, paving the way for food security and societal development. However, our modern agricultural practices pose significant risks to the environment and food security. 🌾From methane emissions contributing to climate change, excessive fertilizer use polluting water sources, to pesticide-driven loss of biodiversity, our current practices have far-reaching consequences. πŸ“‰These issues come full circle as environmental challenges, such as heat waves and extreme rainfall due to climate change, directly impact crop growth. Soybean and maize yields have already plummeted, and by 2050, global food security is projected to decrease by a staggering 70%. 🌱To combat this urgent challenge, we must prioritize sustainable agricultural practices that boost yields while minimizing environmental harm. Integrated systems like duck-rice fields, cold-plasma seed treatment, utilizing fungi, and organic farming have proven effective in making agriculture more sustainable. 🐞 Learn more about climate-smart pest management practices and how they can revolutionize our approach to farming, ensuring a resilient and abundant food future. πŸ”— Check out the article here:
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  • Hashim Yussif

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    Responsible consumption of agriculture produce can also help to sustain the environment.

    • Evangeline Wanjiru

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      Very enlightening! This way we can ensure sustainability

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      • Munene Mugambi

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        Pests destroy a lot in terms of crop, if they can be dealt with we would be at s better place.

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