Agricultural Biodiversity:

Agricultural biodiversity is a broad term that includes all components of biological diversity of relevance to food and agriculture, and all components of biological diversity that constitute the agricultural ecosystems, also named agro-ecosystems: the variety and variability of animals, plants and micro-organisms, at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels, which are necessary to sustain key functions of the agro-ecosystem, its structure and processes (COP decision V/5, appendix).

Agrobiodiversity – a critical subset of biodiversity for reducing the impacts of climate change on agriculture and to increase the resilience of both the vulnerable communities, and the food production landscapes. SAVe Foundation will strive to partner with organizations, individuals committed in improving this critical aspect in selective clusters.

Promote Climate-Resilient and Low-Emission Practices And Technologies:

Adoption of climate-resilient and low-emission practices and technologies in agriculture are still not at desirable levels. It is estimated that current technologies and practices only deliver 21-40% of the emissions reductions needed in agriculture to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 2°C. If agriculture is to deliver its share in realizing the Paris Agreement goals and the SDGs, climate-resilient and low-emission practices and technologies will need to be scaled up. In addition, new technologies and practices will need to be developed, and effective research and innovation systems are needed. Emphasize about Quality Inputs, Timely Supply & Proper knowledge about their utilization.

Smart Irrigation:

Smart irrigation systems offer a variety of advantages over traditional irrigation systems.  Smart irrigation systems can optimize water levels based on things such as soil moisture and weather predictions.  This is done with wireless moisture sensors and IOT devises that communicate with the smart irrigation controls and help inform the system whether or not the farmland (Crop) is in need of water, so that they can use water more efficiently and effectively.

Farm Mechanization:

Farm Mechanization is the process of using agricultural machinery to mechanize the work of agriculture, greatly increasing farm worker productivity. Farm mechanization is an important input to agriculture for performing timely farm operations; reducing the cost of operation; maximizing the utilization efficiency of costly inputs (seeds, fertilizer, plant protection chemicals, water and agricultural machinery); improving the quality of produce; reducing drudgery in farm operations; improving the productivity of land & labour and for improving the dignity of labour.

Post-Harvest Solutions:

The estimated losses in fruits and vegetables are higher and reached from 30 to 40 per cent. Indian farmers incur Rs 92,651 crore per year in post-harvest losses, the primary causes of which are poor storage and transportation facilities. The most important goals of post-harvest handling are keeping the product cool, to avoid moisture loss and slow down undesirable chemical changes, and avoiding physical damage such as bruising, to delay spoilage. Initial post-harvest storage conditions are critical to maintaining quality.

The main objectives of applying postharvest technology to harvested fruits, vegetables and grains are 1) to maintain quality (appearance, texture, flavour and nutritive value. 2) to protect food safety, and 3) to reduce losses between harvest and consumption.

Market Linkages:

Agri-food systems are undergoing rapid transformation. Increasing concentration in processing, trading, marketing and retailing is being observed in all regions of the world and in all segments of production-distribution chains. The traditional way in which food is produced, without farmers having a clear idea in advance of when, to whom and at what price they are going to sell their crops, is being replaced by practices more akin to manufacturing processes, with far greater coordination between farmers, processors, retailers and others in the supply chain. Farmers increasingly produce to meet the requirements of buyers rather than relying on markets to absorb what they produce.

As incomes increase, food consumption is changing. Demand for fruits and vegetables, animal products and oil crops is growing and farmers are diversifying production to respond to this. Consumers are also becoming more demanding in terms of quality and safety and demographic and income trends are leading more affluent consumers to demand convenience foods such as frozen, pre-cut, pre-cooked and ready-to-eat items, together with assurances of product safety. Production, processing and distribution systems have been adapting to reflect this. These trends offer considerable threats for farmers, especially small, asset-poor and unorganized farmers, but, for the more efficient ones at least, may also present many opportunities.

SAVe Foundation will engage in connecting primary products & producing quality agriculture output to mainstream buyers & Market. This will result in enhance income to the farmer & ensure quality product supply to consumer with traceability.

Livestock Solutions:

Livestock are key to food security. Meat, milk and eggs provide 34% of the protein consumed globally as well as essential micronutrients such as vitamin B12, A, iron, zinc, calcium and riboflavin. But their contribution to food security and nutrition goes well beyond that, and includes a range of other goods and services, such as animal manure and traction.

Hundreds of millions of vulnerable people rely on livestock in a changing climate, because of animals’ ability to adapt to marginal conditions and withstand climate shocks. Livestock products are responsible for more greenhouse gases emissions than most other food sources. Emissions are caused by feed production, enteric fermentation, animal waste and land use change.

Low carbon livestock production is possible. But action must be much more decisive, as the livestock sector is growing rapidly. Fueled by human population growth, higher incomes and urbanization, demand for meat, milk and eggs in low- and middle-income countries is rising.


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