In the last four decades, global agricultural production has been increasing steadily averaging 2.3 percent per year and providing food for the world’s population which has grown at a rate of 1.7 percent (FAO 2007). To meet the increasing global demand for food, the agriculture sector has to rely on advances in production techniques and expansion in production areas over the years.
However, rapid population growth and increased human activities have resulted in the overexploitation of the environment, and has threatened the ability of the agriculture sector to provide food and income for the people. There are increasing concerns that the agricultural production system will exceed the environment’s “carrying capacity” or the ability to support human activities.Click here to access the complete article Source and Photo: Food & Fertilizer Technology Center
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