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Thursday June 20, 2024

Save our farms

By News Desk
May 27, 2024
Save our farms

The alarming rise in real-estate development on agricultural lands might threaten our future food security. The conversion of fertile lands into residential and commercial plots not only reduces agricultural production but also contributes to the warming of our environment. The consequences are far-reaching and devastating. Farmers, who form the backbone of our economy, are facing a severe financial crisis as their livelihoods are threatened. The loss of agricultural land also leads to food scarcity, driving up prices and making it difficult for people to access nutritious food.

Moreover, the urbanization of agricultural lands is causing temperatures to soar, making our cities and towns increasingly unliveable. The impact on our environment and ecosystem is irreparable, and the effects will be felt for generations to come. It is time for us to take action and protect our agricultural lands. We must prioritize sustainable development and ensure that our policies and practices promote the preservation of our natural resources. The future of our food security, our environment, and our communities depends on it.

Hassan Zaid Sultani

Charsadda