Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Editorial Volume 6 Issue 7

Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Way Forward for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Sanjay-Swami*

Professor (Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry), School of Natural Resource Management, College of Post Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences, Central Agricultural University, Umiam (Barapani), Meghalaya, India

*Corresponding Author: Sanjay-Swami, Professor (Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry), School of Natural Resource Management, College of Post Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences, Central Agricultural University, Umiam (Barapani), Meghalaya, India.

Received: May 19, 2022; Published: May 27, 2022

Agriculture is sustainable when it nourishes people, restores and protects the land, water and other living creatures. It is sustainable when it is resilient to climate change and offers livelihoods security and dignity to farmers, farm workers and rural communities [1]. Sustainable agriculture presents a potential solution to enable agricultural systems to feed the growing population while effectively operating within the changing environmental situations. Despite of substantial improvement in various areas, human development has been inequitable: around a seventh of the global population – the so called ‘bottom billion’ – does not have a secure food availability and has only inadequate access to clean water, sanitation or contemporary sources of energy. At the other hand, humans are over exploiting the existing natural resources in many regions. The improved agricultural intensification to produce additional food from the accessible cropland has put the environmental sustainability at risk due to higher emissions, increased use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, soil health, water quality, loss of biodiversity, etc. [2]. We have severely altered or entirely replaced numerous terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and lots of ecosystem services are tarnished [3].

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Citation

Citation: Sanjay-Swami.“Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Way Forward for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture". Acta Scientific Agriculture 6.7 (2022): 01-02.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Sanjay-Swami. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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