Thursday, February 4, 2010

Good Agriculture Practices: Why

World agriculture in the twenty-first century is faced with three main challenges:
1) to improve food security, rural livelihoods and income;
2) to satisfy the increasing and diversified demands for safe food and other products; and,
3) to conserve and protect natural resources.
Agriculture is expected to assure food security in a range of settings, now and in the future, and is increasingly called upon to produce positive environmental, social and economic benefits. These challenges can be tackled in part through a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) approach - a means to concretely contribute to environmental, economic and social sustainability of on-farm production resulting in safe and healthy food and non-food agricultural products.

Why this blog

The Burgeoning population and unprecedented losses due to plant pests pose serious threat to our food security. Managing population is an uphill task but devastating losses can be prevented by providing stringent security to plants by using various principles involved plant disease/pest management or in short plant health management and thereby assuring food security.