A Brief Note On Agriculture And The Soil Essay

1151 Words Jan 5th, 2016 5 Pages
I know a missionary who is in Kenya to help with agriculture and the soil. He said that the soil isn 't very good over there and that’s why nothing is growing well. He wants to teach other good agricultural methods to families so they can provide for themselves. Even though the agriculture in Kenya is the largest contributor of Kenya’s GDP, only 8% of the land is used for crop and feed production, but only 20% of that is even suitable for agriculture (Abrams, Andy).
Technically the earth produces enough food for everyone, but the food is not able to reach those who need food. University of California study found that “relatively small, and potentially overestimated, differences in yield between organic and conventional agriculture, despite historically low rates of investment in organic cropping systems. (Berkeley)” Organic agriculture has increased biodiversity. There is an ambition that agriculture can help feed the world and will help maintain soil (Berkeley). A student at Berkeley says, “Increasing that proportion of agriculture that uses sustainable, organic methods of farming is not a choice, it’s a necessity (Kreman).”
There are some things that are bad about organic farming. Three-quarters of what American farmers produce actually goes to feeding our animals, making ethanol, and not the hungry (Morello). Organic farming could produce 40% more food if used in other countries. Organic Farming will produce higher yields such as rice, corn, and wheat. It actually does…

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