1. Contributes to Environmental Conservation Green agriculture helps to replenish the land as well as other natural resources such as water and air. By adopting sustainable practices, farmers will reduce their reliance on non-renewable energy, reduce chemical use and save scarce resources. This replenishment ensures that these natural resources will be able to sustain life for future generations considering the rising population and demand for food.
2. Prevents Pollution Green agriculture means that any waste a farm produces remains inside the farm’s ecosystem. In this way, the waste cannot cause pollution. Agricultural activities also affect air quality by smoke from agricultural burning, dust from tillage and pesticide drift from spraying, etc. In green agriculture, there are options to improve air quality by incorporating crop residue into the soil, using appropriate levels of tillage, and planting windbreaks, cover crops or strips of native perennial grasses to reduce dust.
3. Improving food production without being wasteful The anticipated population increase is a cause for concern. Today, there is an opportunity to develop agricultural practices from a pureproduction standpoint, and green agriculture is the route with the most opportunity.
4. Public Health Safety Green agriculture avoids hazardous pesticides and fertilizers. As a result, farmers are able to produce fruits, vegetables and other crops that are safer for consumers, workers, and surrounding communities. Through careful and proper management of livestock waste, sustainable farmers can protect humans from exposure to pathogens, toxins, and other hazardous pollutants.
5. Beneficial To Animals Green agriculture results in animals being better cared for, as well as treated humanely and with respect. The natural behaviors of all living animals, including grazing or pecking, are taken care of. As a result, they develop in a natural way.
6. Economically Beneficial For Farmers In exchange for engaging with green farming methods, farmers receive a fair wage for their produce. This greatly reduces their reliance on government subsidies and strengthens rural communities. Organic farms typically require 2 ½ times less labor than factory farms yet yield 10 times the profit.
7. Biodiversity Green farms produce a wide variety of plants and animals, resulting in biodiversity. During crop rotation, plants are seasonally rotated, and this results in soil enrichment, prevention of diseases, and pest outbreaks.
8. Saves Energy for Future Modern agriculture is heavily dependent on non-renewable energy sources, especially petroleum. Green agricultural systems have reduced the need for fossil fuels or non-renewable energy sourcesand a substitution of renewable sources or labor to the extent that is economically feasible.