Advantages and Disadvantages of Organic Farming in the Pacific

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PLAN
Title: What are the advantages and disadvantages of organic farming to the Pacific Community? C: Organic Farming
L: Pacific Community/Benefits
D: What
INTRODUCTION
Context: Agriculture/Environment
Subject: Organic Farming
Limited Subject: Pacific Community/Benefits
Issue: What are the advantages and disadvantages of organic farming to the Pacific Community? Thesis Statement: This essay will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of organic farming to the Pacific Community in terms of growers benefit, consumers benefit and environmental benefits. Main Idea 1- Disadvantages

a) Time Consuming
Example: It is basically labour intensive thus it takes more time than capital intensive. : It takes more time for green manure and compost to decay which delays the harvesting b) Labour skills and labour cost

Example: : Labours lack enough skills in the field of organic farming : Farmers do not follow proper techniques to cultivate and maintain the farm. : High wage rate for the labours thus increases labour cost. c) Not well developed and wide spread

Example: Some of the method are not well developed and are not executed properly to get the desired result therefore production is less compared to modern methods of farming.

Main Idea 2- Advantages
a) Lower Input Cost that is economic benefits
Example: - Farmers are not required to buy expensive chemicals and fertilizers. - No need to purchase expensive capital equipment as it is based on labour intensive b) Climate Friendly

Example: Produces a less green house emission that is environmentally friendly. : Pesticides and Herbicides chemicals are not used

c) Poison Free and Nutritious
Example: It is not contaminated with the variety of chemicals : Organically grown food is dramatically superior in mineral content than modern conventional methods

Conclusion
Restatement of thesis: To conclude, organic farming has its advantages and disadvantages which as well as hinders and supports the growth of plants Implication: Therefore due to its disadvantages people face problems in organic farming are resorting to industrialised methods of farming. Recommendation: More awareness campaigns on organic farming must be organised and also investment level must increase to promote this method of farming. Final thought: If something is not done instantly organic farming may pose a threat of adding to the problems rather than being a solution to them.

ABSTRACT
This essay will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of organic farming to the Pacific Community. Firstly it will discuss the disadvantages of organic farming to the Pacific Community such as that it is time1consuming to the industry, it incurs high labour cost and the organic farming methods are not wide spread and well developed. It further elaborates on the advantages of Organic farming to the Pacific Community such as it incurs lower input cost, it is climate friendly, it is poison free and nutritious. Finally this essay with conclude that organic farming has its advantages as well as its disadvantages to the Pacific community that can bring unexpected challenges in future that may affect Pacific Communities

ESSAY
Agriculture is a field in which various techniques of farming methods are employed in order to enhance production. Organic farming is one of the most effective and cheapest methods found in practice by the Pacific Community. However despite being the most used method of farming in the Pacific, it has its fair share of disadvantage. These disadvantages may not pose a threat in the short run however in the long run it may have more disadvantages than advantages. In spite of their miscellany, Pacific Island countries share common boundaries that deter their struggles to accomplish a balanced...
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