by aditya abhishek
Agriculture is the primary activity of rural regions and is necessary for food production. Here are common problems faced by farmers in agriculture.
Most of the farmers are not aware of soil testing, new crop varieties, scientific farming techniques, irrigation frequency, etc. which results in lower yields.
Farming may seem an affordable affair, but it is not. A lot of capital is required to carry out farming activities, therefore many times farmers fail to fund those activities.
Farmers face problems in transporting their produce to the markets safely. Lack of adequate transportation infrastructure results in damage to food.
80% of the farms in the world are rainfed. Lack of good irrigation facilities and frequent droughts result in poor yield.
People of rural areas are humble and kind-hearted but they often lack good financial decisions, due to which they do not keep records of their spending and earnings.
Due to continuous changes in demand and supply in the market, farmers often face problems in selling their produce at the right price.
According to a survey, nearly 72% of the farms are less than a hectare in the world. A small farmland means less returns as compared to a large-scale commercial farm.
Lack of good agricultural storage facilities results in post-harvest crop losses. Nearly 16% of fruits and vegetables are wasted due to lack of good storage facilities in rural areas.
Due to practicing excessive tillage, application of agro-chemicals, etc. soil fertility has depleted. That's why farmers have started adopting natural farming practices.
In 2023, people saw the effect of climate change on agriculture which resulted in the price surge of tomatoes in India. Climate change affects crop growth patterns.
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