Mention the salient problems associated with modern agriculture.
Modern agriculture require various technologies which is leading to the depletion of energy resources. There is a fear that the nonrenewable resources which cannot be reproduced once used will run out in future because of modern agriculture. Modern agriculture will increase the production, but will result in unemployment and poverty. This will result in people’s power to buy food.
Some technologies which are not used like some chemical fertilizers and pesticides are causing long term harmful effects. The technologies developed are of no use to our farmers who are small landholders and these latest developments are of no use to them. In our country even 10% increase in production causes the problem of storage and distress sale.