The population growth is unlimited but the capacity of the earth to sustain its services is limited. Due to increasing human activities on land, water, air and overall environment; a severe stress on ecosystem has surfaced since the 1950s. Four of nine planetary boundaries (environmental limits within which humanity can safely operate) have now been crossed as a result of human activity and posed serious threats of sudden collapse. Moreover, agriculture itself is a major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission. The quality of agricultural land, water and environment are degraded, which are essential for food production. Farmers are an important force in driving agriculture sector. Hence, food, ecosystem and humanity are interrelated and complement each other but they are stressed by the human activities.
Considering the facts, this is the right time to mitigate trade-offs and increase synergies across the system to maximise the productivity of the natural resources to ensure there is a safe zone where highest productivity is possible from the least inputs. It is necessary to work towards increasing food production by caring for the earth and the future generations.
Indeed, increasing human activities brim with greed and selfishness is absolutely against natural activities. Yet, Parish Agreement 2015 has not been approved as a common global commitment. “The agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.” Even big elite nation are reluctant to honour such common approach in globalised era to control further climate damage. They have ill interest on it. Couple of days ago, youths were participating in climate campaign in London and around the world. But, their parents – probably – who hold the power are reluctant to invest in climate change. They just simply not listening the serious voice of next generation who are being victim of luxury of their forefathers.
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