From the time of man’s existence, agriculture has been a great part of our evolution. The quest for food and sustainability led the primordial to tame crops and farm them in a coordinated fashion to suit his needs. This process has evolved into modern farming practices that are observed today. Since its discovery, agriculture has allowed humans to settle in metropolises and focus on the development of new technology. As we continue its 10,000-year-long history, a shift back to the sustainability of agriculture will be needed to meet the world’s increasing consumption.
At present, some 11 percent (1.5 billion ha) of the globe's land surface (13.4 billion ha) is used in crop production (arable land and land under permanent crops). This area represents slightly over a third (36 percent) of the land estimated to be to some degree suitable for crop production. More than seven billion individuals worldwide depend on agriculture to support their families. The United Nations has identified agriculture as a global tool to combat malnourishment and poverty across the world. However, there exists a great divide. Despite its importance, agriculture is something those in developed countries often take for granted. Easy and convenient access to food belies the current state of agriculture across the world—where some nations have scarce resources and vast sections of the population remain underfed and malnourished. The present state of agriculture would only leave more people hungry and more arable lands destroyed.
The state of agriculture in today’s world is a major concern to Mighty Yield and other global organizations committed to expanding access to food sustainable agriculture across the world. Eco-friendly agricultural practices are being researched, developed and implemented in our farms to maximize the returns and minimize the risks of agriculture.