2022, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Hydroponics farming for nutritious fodder and carbon foot print managementAuthor(s):
Anil Kanaujia, Kaushlendra Narayan Dwivedi, Anup Kalraa and Mohan Ji SaxenaAbstract:
Feed scarcity has been observed as the main limiting factor to improving livestock productivity. Area under fodder crops, permanent pastures & grazing and cultivable wastelands which are the major source of cattle feed is shrinking drastically due to increase in demand for real estate and infrastructure. A new study from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) indicates that the supply chain is the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from global food systems, outpacing agricultural activity and land use changes. Great potential exists for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the animal agriculture industry. Advancements in agricultural technologies can potentially lead to the production of nutritious foods without requiring extensive land clearing for pasture and feed. Incorporating hydroponic systems into fodder agriculture has the potential for reducing the impact of livestock agriculture, as it can contribute to reductions in GHG emissions and climate mitigation objectives.Pages: 38-40 | Views: 594 | Downloads: 256Download Full Article: Click Here
How to cite this article:
Anil Kanaujia, Kaushlendra Narayan Dwivedi, Anup Kalraa, Mohan Ji Saxena. Hydroponics farming for nutritious fodder and carbon foot print management. South Asian J Agric Sci 2022;2(1):38-40.