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Permaculture: Next Big Consulting Job

Mar 26, 2020 | Food and Beverage | Future Market Insights

The fragility of human life and its crippling dependence on packaged food have both been exposed in recent times. As the world comes to a grinding halt to fight the deadly pandemic, it raises the question of the course of action we are to take for an improved existence. Until now, saving the world, tacking global warming, reducing pollution levels, and landfills were lessons for schools but seldom national mandates. However, the quite movement of permaculture needs a push now more than ever. Permaculture refers to ethical way of farming that looks after earth, people, and food share. Its self-reliant nature and its ability to create unprecedented sustenance for a larger segment of the society are expected to be its unique selling point in the coming years.

Tackling Multidimensional Issue with Food Security

Permaculture is a meticulous solution that can address the multidimensional issue of food insecurity such as poverty, nutrition, agricultural yield, and the pressure on governance. It engages local community gardens for developing urban agriculture that can cater to need of communities. It is an apt way of optimally using rooftop space, balconies, or porches to grow produce for every household. The future holds tremendous potential for urban farming and ancillary industries, creating a whole new market, related competition, and jobs.

Modern Solutions for New-age Problems

The concept of permaculture dates back to 1970s, however, much has changed in the way we can cultivate urban agriculture. For instance, precision agriculture tools can be effectively deployed for accurate assessment of arable land patches. Smartphone applications can be developed to monitor water content in soil, healthy yield, and need for timely irrigation. Building a resilience to food shortage, could, in its own way open doors to avenues to use technology for a better outcome.

Changes made by nations to reduce dependence on other nations for food supplies, could also give agriculture IoT solutions a chance to exploit its at smaller, individual scale, eventually making a difference in the larger scheme of things. In many ways, it could also reduce the pressure from agro packaging materials, thereby making a significant reduction of landfills. Permaculture, thus, in more ways than one is likely to offer a huge consultation opportunity in the near future.