How does mixed farming affect the environment?
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Any alteration in the environment may lead to a change in the N content of the soil. Mixed cropping has the potential to have a particularly disturbing effect since pastoral development generally results in an increase in soil organic matter content whilst arable farming typically causes soil organic matter to decline.
These interactions can affect land quality in its physical (soil erosion) and chemical properties (soil fertility), the use of non-renewable resources, such as fossil fuels and fertilizer, and the conservation of agricultural (plant and animal) biodiversity.
Livestock farming has a vast environmental footprint. It contributes to land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration and deforestation. Nowhere is this impact more apparent than climate change – livestock farming contributes 18% of human produced greenhouse gas emissions worldwide
The main characteristics of the mixed farming are that farms produce both crops and livestock and the two enterprises are interwoven and integrated. The grass is an important crop of mixed farming system, occupying at least 20 per cent of the cultivated land. affect the environment?