Agriculture has the potential to make a huge impact on the world; however, it needs to completely revamp its business outlook. There doesn’t have to be a compromise when it comes to making money and helping to sustain the world more efficiently.
One of the biggest improvements the agricultural industry can make is to change its business plan. For instance, the focus should not be on how we can completely eradicate world hunger. Instead, we should be focusing more on what exactly each community can do to feed its population.
Agricultural farms should look to become self-sustaining systems. They should not be focused so much on the quantity that they produce. Rather, the farms should shift their focus to the quality that they can produce with the relationships within their walls. This should go all the way down to the algae and bacteria that live on the farm, and all the way up to the birds that travel to the farm every day.
A farm that has the ability to sustain all of the occupants within its boundaries without even feeding them is doing agriculture the right way. While this may sound absolutely ludicrous, it’s a very valid point. A farm that has established flourishing relationships within the ecological aspect of its business is one to be admired because each relationship supports the next.
This in turn makes the food taste much better once it is finally sold to the public. The taste is considerably purer than that of food from a farm that only focuses on the quantity of produce that it can pump out. Unfortunately, this type of business is much harder to create than the typical farm model. However, once it’s established it can become a gateway for not only the agricultural industry but also a step in the right direction for conservation.