Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Download
Faster access than browser!
 

Environmental impact of agriculture

Index Environmental impact of agriculture

The environmental impact of agriculture is the effect that different farming practices have on the ecosystems around them, and how those effects can be traced back to those practices. [1]

28 relations: Agricultural expansion, Agricultural pollution, Agroecology, Agronomy, Celaque National Park, Climate change and agriculture, Climate change and poverty, Deforestation in Central America, Environmental impact of irrigation, Environmental impact of meat production, Environmental issue, Environmental issues in Bolivia, Food policy, Geography of food, Green Revolution, Intensive farming, List of renewable resources produced and traded by the United Kingdom, Livestock's Long Shadow, Nutrient management, OPAL Soil Centre, Optimum population, Palm kernel, Pesticide drift, Pesticide residue, Phosphate mining in Nauru, Poultry farming, Poultry litter, SBI Youth for India.

Agricultural expansion

Agricultural expansion describes the growth of agricultural land (arable land, pastures, etc.) in the 21st century as a direct consequence of human overpopulation with an estimated 10 to 11 billion humans by end of this century and the required food and energy security.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Agricultural expansion · See more »

Agricultural pollution

Agricultural pollution refers to biotic and abiotic byproducts of farming practices that result in contamination or degradation of the environment and surrounding ecosystems, and/or cause injury to humans and their economic interests.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Agricultural pollution · See more »

Agroecology

Agroecology is the study of ecological processes applied to agricultural production systems.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Agroecology · See more »

Agronomy

Agronomy (Ancient Greek ἀγρός agrós 'field' + νόμος nómos 'law') is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Agronomy · See more »

Celaque National Park

Celaque National Park (formally in Spanish, Parque Nacional Montaña de Celaque) is a national park in Lempira Ocotepeque and Copán, western Honduras.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Celaque National Park · See more »

Climate change and agriculture

Climate change and agriculture are interrelated processes, both of which take place on a global scale.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Climate change and agriculture · See more »

Climate change and poverty

In an ever-progressing world with an increasing demand for energy and technology, it is difficult to avoid climate change and its impacts on societies both locally and globally.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Climate change and poverty · See more »

Deforestation in Central America

Central American countries have experienced cycles of deforestation and reforestation since the decline of Maya civilization, influenced by many factors such as population growth and agriculture.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Deforestation in Central America · See more »

Environmental impact of irrigation

The environmental impacts of irrigation relate to the changes in quantity and quality of soil and water as a result of irrigation and the effects on natural and social conditions in river basins and downstream of an irrigation scheme.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Environmental impact of irrigation · See more »

Environmental impact of meat production

The environmental impact of meat production varies because of the wide variety of agricultural practices employed around the world.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Environmental impact of meat production · See more »

Environmental issue

Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activity on the biophysical environment.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Environmental issue · See more »

Environmental issues in Bolivia

Major environmental issues in Bolivia include managing its forests, preserving the country's levels of biodiversity, maintaining ecologically important protected areas, coping with the effects of climate change, and dealing with the environmental consequences of agriculture, mining, oil and gas development, and transportation infrastructure.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Environmental issues in Bolivia · See more »

Food policy

Food policy is the area of public policy concerning how food is produced, processed, distributed, and purchased.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Food policy · See more »

Geography of food

The geography of food is a field of human geography.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Geography of food · See more »

Green Revolution

The Green Revolution, or Third Agricultural Revolution, refers to a set of research and the development of technology transfer initiatives occurring between the 1930s and the late 1960s (with prequels in the work of the agrarian geneticist Nazareno Strampelli in the 1920s and 1930s), that increased agricultural production worldwide, particularly in the developing world, beginning most markedly in the late 1960s.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Green Revolution · See more »

Intensive farming

Intensive farming involves various types of agriculture with higher levels of input and output per cubic unit of agricultural land area.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Intensive farming · See more »

List of renewable resources produced and traded by the United Kingdom

This list of renewable resources produced and traded by the United Kingdom presents various renewable resources such as crops for food or fuel, livestock and wood with accompanying information being given on its production and trade by the United Kingdom.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and List of renewable resources produced and traded by the United Kingdom · See more »

Livestock's Long Shadow

Livestock's Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options is a United Nations report, released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 29 November 2006, that "aims to assess the full impact of the livestock sector on environmental problems, along with potential technical and policy approaches to mitigation".

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Livestock's Long Shadow · See more »

Nutrient management

Nutrient management is the science and practice directed to link soil, crop, weather, and hydrologic factors with cultural, irrigation, and soil and water conservation practices to achieve optimal nutrient use efficiency, crop yields, crop quality, and economic returns, while reducing off-site transport of nutrients (fertilizer) that may impact the environment.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Nutrient management · See more »

OPAL Soil Centre

The OPAL Soil Centre is one of five centres of expertise under the Open Air Laboratories Network (OPAL).

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and OPAL Soil Centre · See more »

Optimum population

Optimum population refers to the size of a population that produces the best results according to chosen end targets.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Optimum population · See more »

Palm kernel

The palm kernel is the edible seed of the oil palm fruit.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Palm kernel · See more »

Pesticide drift

Pesticide drift refers to the unintentional diffusion of pesticides and the potential negative effects of pesticide application, including off-target contamination due to spray drift as well as runoff from plants or soil.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Pesticide drift · See more »

Pesticide residue

Pesticide residue refers to the pesticides that may remain on or in food after they are applied to food crops.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Pesticide residue · See more »

Phosphate mining in Nauru

The economy of Nauru has been almost wholly dependent on phosphate, which has led to environmental catastrophe on the island, with 80% of the nation’s surface having been strip-mined.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Phosphate mining in Nauru · See more »

Poultry farming

Poultry farming is the process of raising domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Poultry farming · See more »

Poultry litter

In agriculture, poultry litter or broiler litter is a mixture of poultry excreta, spilled feed, feathers, and material used as bedding in poultry operations.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and Poultry litter · See more »

SBI Youth for India

SBI Youth for India (SBI YFI) is an Indian rural fellowship programme initiated, funded and managed by the State Bank of India (SBI) in partnership with reputed NGOs.

New!!: Environmental impact of agriculture and SBI Youth for India · See more »

Redirects here:

Agriculture and the environment, Environmental effects of agriculture, Environmental impact of genetically modified crops, Environmental issues with agriculture.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_agriculture

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »