The Essentiality of Sustainable Farming to Ensure Food Security for Future Generations


One of the fundamental challenges of this generation, is and will continue to be, increasing food insecurity as a direct result of exacerbated population growth and the climate crisis. Global cooperation and collaboration will be the paramount in order to ensure any form of food security in the future and will rely upon policy implementation and a move towards more sustainable living.

This thesis aims to analyse sustainable farming as a method of ensuring food security for future generations. The importance of ensuring food security has never been more crucial, especially as the world continues to battle with the global Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In order to achieve such a goal, farmers around the globe must adopt more sustainable methods of mass-producing crops. Moreover, this thesis provides a comprehensive analysis of differing sustainable farming approaches while also closely investigating the existing strain on food security.

In order to achieve such an analysis a primarily qualitative approach was undertaken in the form of a literature review followed by a case study analysis. The evaluation of policies at home in the UK and abroad allowed for a more comprehensive review of how world leaders are tackling the food crisis now and into the future. Current obstacles towards achieving food security such as the pandemic were also incorporated for a more complete investigation. Furthermore, an in-depth investigation into scientific, technological and innovative approaches towards sustainable farming such as the likes of biotechnology and aquaponic systems brings together the practical application of policy implementation and collaboration that will work together to benefit future food security. By investigating differing farming
approaches and including a case study analysis of farming in India, this thesis has provided a concise and comprehensive list of approaches that can be taken in order to make farming more sustainable. Moreover, providing real world examples of where such methods are already being utilised successfully assures the viability of such approaches

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