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What are Good Practices that are considered as Sustainable Farming for better crop protection and well-being of humans?

This article will go over a number of agriculture practices for sustainable crop protection, and better well-being of humans.

Crop Protection:

  • Use resistant cultivars and varieties, crop rotation, associations, and other methods to improve biological pest and disease prevention.
  • Assess the balance between pests and illnesses on the one hand, and helpful organisms on the other, in all cultures on a regular and quantitative basis.
  • When and where practical, use biological control methods.
  • As needed, use pest and disease prediction systems.
  • Choosing treatments after examining all options and their short and long-term implications on agricultural production and environmental impacts in order to decrease the use of agrochemicals as much as possible, including promoting integrated pest control.
  • For varied crops, application rates, timing, and post-harvest periods, store and utilise agrochemicals in line with legal permission restrictions.
  • Ensure that agrochemicals are only applied by qualified individuals who have obtained the necessary training.
  • Ascertain that the equipment used to handle and apply agrochemicals meets prescribed safety and maintenance requirements.
  • Keep detailed records of your agrochemical usage.

Well-being of Humans:

  • Orient all agricultural methods toward achieving the best possible balance of economic, environmental, and social goals.
  • Ensure that households have sufficient income and food security.
  • Workplace safety measures must be followed, as well as suitable hours and rest times.
  • Give workers information on how to use tools and machinery in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Pay fair salaries and don’t exploit employees, particularly women and children.
  • Obtain inputs and other services from local vendors if at all possible.