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