Tips for eco-friendly farming

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As a farmer you need to do all you can to grow sustainable crops and protect the environment. If you’re not doing all you can to protect the environment, you need to start looking for ways to make a difference in our ecosystem. Change starts with going green and turning perceptions around. With this comes saving tons of money in the process. In an effort to go green, many farmers have been looking at the following methods to help them sustain their land.

 

Waste

 

Agricultural processes produces a lot of waste, therefore it’s important for farmers to do whatever they can to reduce it. Waste from agricultural process can be turned into biogas and as a result can then be used to generate electricity or fertiliser. Consider converting your waste to biogas by investing in this technology over the short term, to save money in the long term.

 

Solar

 

The same way homes save energy through solar energy, farms can also benefit from this. If you haven’t considered it yet, do so. Tanzania, Mozambique and Ethiopian agriculture and the like are heading in a direction where they’ve come to realise how important sustainability is on our ecosystem. Farmers as well as agriculturists are looking at cleaner and more efficient ways of powering their operations.

 

Eco-friendly upgrades

 

Farms continuously need upgrading, but consider doing this in a more eco-friendly way. Every stage of the construction process can have a green implementation. The type of building materials that are used can make a major difference in the initial stages. Greener building processes look at the way in which maintenance, construction operation, renovation and demolitions are done in an eco-friendly manner. Have a look at purchasing green materials for construction use and do away with rubble in an eco-friendly way. This is the best option for a farmer as a long term investment. Eco-friendly building processes will protect your land, as well as provide you with a higher return on your investment.

 

Organic crops

 

Not only are you choosing to sell with a chemical-free approach, your entrepreneurial skills could be your push to success. The area should also be covered in such a way that it’s protected from strong winds and frost. But most importantly, your land should be free from pesticides.