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Ecological agriculture – modern agricultural trend

What is ecological agriculture?
Agricultural trends for the future

Today’s agriculture is seriously destroying nature, besides, the demand for agricultural products is increasing day by day. Therefore, ecological agriculture is recognized by experts as the most advanced sustainable agricultural method today.

What is ecological agriculture?

“Eco-agriculture is an agriculture that harmoniously combines the advantages and positivity of two agricultures: chemical agriculture and organic agriculture in a reasonable and selective manner in order to: satisfy the present without compromising the needs of future generations (sustainable agriculture); satisfy people’s increasing demand for agricultural products, that is, to achieve high productivity, good quality of agricultural products with low material investment and high economic efficiency.” (Le Van Khoa, 1999)

Benefits of eco-agriculture

Create a healthier food source

Create healthy products
Create healthy products

Eco products do not contain harmful substances from drugs such as: Pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, additives, preservatives and many products used to remove insects, protect product colors like oranges, apples…

Eco-foods when tolerated will be correctly assimilated without changing metabolic function, helping to prevent diseases related to degenerative problems in humans.

Ecological products are “eaten” natural fertilizers (from animals and plants), so when growing and harvesting, they will have a high content of vitamins and minerals necessary for the body, antioxidants, carbohydrates and proteins. than.

Help protect farmers’ health

Rice fields are sprayed with pesticides
Rice fields are sprayed with pesticides

Residues from hundreds of pesticides and fertilizers left behind after uncontrolled or poorly controlled use pose a serious risk to workers’ health.

Help to increase the yield, save the cost of farming

Plants in the ecological agriculture model grow on good and clean soil will achieve a comprehensive level of development, natural disease resistance is extremely good. Plants will have a strong immune system, repel harmful agents, make the most of resources from soil, water, and sunlight.

Help protect the natural environment and balance the ecosystem

Ecological agriculture has a basic feature that is respecting wildlife and microorganisms in the natural environment, not creating polluting wastes, saving natural energy. Therefore, ecological agriculture is also a method of preserving seeds for the future.

Principles in farming with ecological agriculture model

Food production must be ecological in both origin and use.

Integrate seed species to maintain the ecosystem while providing alternative products. Minimizing transportation, packaging, energy consumption and emissions to the environment.

Identifying new ecosystems that meet human needs: using knowledge and experience from ecosystems from around the world.

Apply knowledge base – modern database of soil microorganisms, discover the ecological benefits of many types of microorganisms.

Some ecological agricultural models

Model Garden – Pond – Barn (VAC)

VAC . ecological agriculture model

In a broad sense, VAC is a production system that combines crops, livestock and fisheries. Products or waste of one part can be used to create products of other parts that bring higher economic value and in the VAC eco-agricultural system there is no waste at all.

In a narrow sense, the VAC eco-agriculture model is a combined production system consisting of a household’s garden, pond, and barn. In which the product of one unit is used to create another unit’s product.

Model of rice fields with flowers

flower field rice field

In the agro-ecological model of the flower bed, it is very important to choose suitable wildflower varieties to plant around the rice field to attract natural enemies capable of destroying brown planthoppers and other harmful insects.

Agro-forestry farming system on sloping land

Sustainable agro-forestry farming system on sloping land
Agro-forestry farming system on sloping land

This is a system of agro-ecological farming models that combine the fields of agriculture and forestry in a scientific way, with mutual support, with the aim of maximizing the development potential of the land. slopes in the mountains: Agriculture – Forestry – Pasture, Agriculture – Forestry combination; Forest – Terraced fields,…

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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