My positive vision for the future regarding to the food and complex adaptive system is that not only is sustainable agriculture good for economic viability and profitability, but it can also combine these aspects with environmental health and social equity, and I see a great future for the cause of sustainable agriculture. Because in the past, most food production was done through industrial agriculture, which produced the same crops every year and used large amounts of pesticides and fertilizers to produce them. This system cannot survive in the long term due to its impact on climate change and environmental pollution, and I believe this is because the methods now used by modern industrial agriculture are largely divorced from the natural processes of the ecosystem. On the other hand, I disagree with industrial agriculture because it essentially exploits the land and labor of agricultural workers in developing countries to supply farmed animals and consumers among high-income people, which is an environmental injustice; imagine that rich countries need more land to raise edible plants and animals, but most of that land comes from other poor countries.
I envision a world where farmers and scientists are helping to transform farms into more sustainable enterprises such as encouraging the revival of small, family-run farms that are more economically, environmentally, and socially viable. A good example is IZagro, a Brazilian startup that has developed an app that connects small farmers with each other and with agronomists, providing free agronomic information on key crops while farmers can use IZagro to purchase farm inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, and seeds. Small-scale sustainable agriculture managed by local people increases the benefits by protecting rural people from farming on their own land rather than as contracted work by rich countries. I likewise envision a future of sustainable agriculture in which natural resources and systems are well managed. Agricultural technicians can focus their efforts heavily on protecting land conditions and public health, sustainable agriculture leaders should use freshwater resources wisely and ensure that runoff is kept free of toxic pollutants while flowing to other ecosystems or human consumers, and they also need to manage soil health and nutrient cycling to ensure that optimal levels of healthy vitamins and minerals are present in harvested crops.
I support the conversion of more agricultural land to organic farming in government years to mitigate climate change because the soil amendment practices of organic farming also help to absorb more carbon in the soil compared to non-organic systems, and the lack of pesticides increases the biodiversity of organic farms. At the same time, the government should support public policies and agricultural transformation policies that reject corporate-controlled industrial agriculture.