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We are team of AGRICOFARMS, working on the Business model, Which is totally based on sustainable agriculture. Working to secure #FutureMenu, bringing #theBIGshift towards the sustainability, in the long term, increases food production by using natural resources in sensible way. So, Ask Me Anything

Muhammad Zaki
Jul 16, 2017

The world is now in a need of #theBIGshift.

A shift towards the sustainbility

A shift towards the use of natural resources sensibly

A shift towards a cause which is the cause of everyone

Why we are in need of this????

What is sustainability????

How is this a cause of all of us????

Sustainable Agriculture:

In simplest terms, sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare.  This form of agriculture enables us to produce healthful food without compromising future generations' ability to do the same.

It has been defined as "an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will last over the long term", for example:

  • Satisfy human food and fiber needs
  • Enhance environmental quality and the natural resource base upon which the agricultural economy depends
  • Make the most efficient use of non-renewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate, where appropriate, natural biological cycles and controls
  • Sustain the economic viability of farm operations
  • Enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole

It not wise to focus the monetary profitability at the expense of social and environmental integrity.So,

  • We need this to cover the food demand of 9 billion people by 2050
  • We need this to cober Food Gap
  • We need this to  Preserve Environment
  • We need this for the Protection of Public Health
  • We need this to build Sustaining Vibrant Communities

Food Security is yours cause, the cause of mine and everyne else. We need to join hands with those collabrating and contributing thier efforts in Sustainable Agriculture.

Food challenge 2050 needs our attention

Agricofarms is comming forward for the cause of everyone and laying down the foundation of sustainable dairy farm.

We are crowdfunding our project and need your support.

You can support us in many ways as possible as ou can.

Support us:

Our Thunderclap campaign is now live, few days to go. Your kind support to our thunderclap campaign (link is as follows) will spread our words. So, please do subscribe to our campaign and help us to spread our words.

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You are the ambassadors of #FutureMenu, share our word with your community and bring potential donors to the project and be  part of #theBigshift


Update (Jul 18, 11:35AM EDT):

Muhammad Zaki says:

We now crossed 100, Waiting for you guys to be our part

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I am very new to farming. Can you tell me why I should change how my family has done things for hundreds of years?

Jul 17, 6:20PM EDT0

Yes, because those traditional way not only give low yields but alos are not sustainable

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Jul 21, 5:17PM EDT0

What inspired you to start this project?

Jul 17, 4:30PM EDT0

Look around you, You will find many things from which you can get inspiration. I also got this in the same way. I looked around me, find the issues and then running for their solutions. Because everything is in our hands. No one is coming from the MARS to grow food for us. We are on our own.

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Jul 21, 5:19PM EDT0

What would the cost benefit be of changing my current farming protocols?

Jul 17, 4:22PM EDT0

Yields (orgainic) will be high and sustainable way of farming will increase the life of lands and as well as livestock.

Just imagine, using of hormones for getting milk from from the increases the mortality rate and also affects the human health badly

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Jul 21, 5:20PM EDT0

How long have you researched the environmental benefits of your system?

Jul 17, 2:38PM EDT0

We have been thinking for agriculture for a year or so, but on sustainable agriculture we did for about 5 months

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Jul 18, 12:47PM EDT0

How exactly would you suggest the livestock waste be disposed of, recycled, re-used or disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner?

Jul 17, 2:13PM EDT0

Proper treatment plant for the animal manure is needed, whcih treats it in proper systematic way and in result giving of product (organic fertilizer)

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Jul 21, 5:22PM EDT0

How long have you been interested in farming?

Jul 17, 1:28PM EDT0

We have been interested in this for almost 3 years

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Jul 18, 12:23PM EDT0

What will you suggest in areas where the irrigation resources are poor?

Jul 17, 12:59PM EDT0

Try those crops which requires less water for cultivation.

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Jul 17, 9:11PM EDT0

Do you think large Agro-business will adopt this program?

Jul 17, 12:28PM EDT0

Yes they must because their activities (on large scale) are endagering the future of food, so they must have to shift themselves towards sustainable agriculture.

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Jul 17, 9:11PM EDT0

Is your system more cost effective?

Jul 17, 11:27AM EDT0

Sustainable ways are also cost effective, but in some cases if it will not giving higher profits, then don't bother in the long run it will definitely give you more than other. 

Despite all of this, you are going for a business model which is also eco-friendly. Overall there is profit n profit

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Jul 18, 11:57AM EDT0

What makes your system more sustainable than the current systems?

Jul 17, 10:03AM EDT0

Current system is majorly deploying un sustainable ways, which exploits the resources. So, #theBIGshift towards such profitable business models which deploys sustainable ways is necessary and we adopt it.

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Jul 18, 11:54AM EDT0

Can I implement a similar plan on a much smaller scale for my large home garden?

Jul 17, 10:01AM EDT0

Yes you can, as it is backyard garden ir small farms so always use organic fertilizers and don't forget to avoid over use of water for irrigation (as fresh water is only 0.2% of the total water on earth)

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Jul 17, 9:09PM EDT0

Can you give me more information?

Jul 16, 6:32PM EDT0

What information? kindly elaborate

Jul 17, 8:57PM EDT0

Isn't farming just farming?

Jul 16, 2:38PM EDT0

Not every way is sustainable, our idea revolves around sustainable farming.

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Jul 17, 9:00PM EDT0

Do you think this is a way to prevent hunger around the world?

Jul 16, 1:07PM EDT0

Yes this is the way, and only way, the way if using the natural resources in a most sustainable ways. Which enables us to use them again and again.

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Jul 18, 11:39AM EDT0

What do you mean by #futermenu?

Jul 16, 12:59PM EDT0

'Menu of Future' is basically totally about 2050. researchers are worried about the inreasing population and thier food demand. By 2030 the world's population is expected to reach 9 bn and in 2050 it is expected to be 11.5 bn. How can we meet the food demand of such big number? If everything is going as it is now. We are exploiting the resources, Do you know? 90.1% of global fish stockswere fully or over exploited in2011. Fish and seafood are a critical sourceof protein for 3 billion people, but the ocean’s supply has reached its limit.  Farmed fish is likely to make up the gap and is predicted to represent 2/3 of global supply by 2030, but it is fast reaching its limit as well. Farmed fish is heavily dependenton wild caught fish for feed(fishmeal). I am quoting this to make it cler to you that our menu of future is in danger. This is only the story of fish. But what about the existing land resources. The urbanization is engulfing the agricultural land, global warming, increasing population etc. And on this and additional issue of adulteration.

So, we decided to come forward and put our part to encounter the situation, because future depends upon present. If present is significantly good then future would be also. We finalized few areas of innovation. 

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Jul 17, 8:55PM EDT0

What type of resources are you using?

Jul 16, 12:34PM EDT0

Every essential resources but in a sustainable way.

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Jul 17, 8:51PM EDT0

Why is your idea better than just farming? I don't get it.

Jul 16, 11:13AM EDT0

Just farming is exploiting natural resources which is in trun leads us to 'no food'. In order to have a better understanding of our idea you must understand, what is sustainable agriculture ?

Sustainable agriculture is actually a way of farming by using resources sensibly, so that they can be used again. Overexploiting of the resources will lead us towards an insane situation e.g. according to the analysts, 90.1% of global fish stocks were fully or over exploited in 2011.  Fish and seafood are a critical source of protein for 3 billion people, but the ocean’s supply has reached its limit.  Farmed fish is likely to make up the gap and is predicted to represent 2/3 of global supply by 2030, but it is fast reaching its limit as well. Farmed fish is heavily dependenton wild caught fish for feed(fishmeal). I am quoting this to make it clear to you that our menu of future is in danger. This is only the story of fish. But what about the existing land resources. The urbanization is engulfing the agricultural land, global warming, increasing population etc. And on this an additional issue of adulteration.

So, we decided to come forward and put our part to encounter the situation, because future depends upon present. If present is significantly good then future would be also. We finalized few areas of innovation. We will work on all of them.

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Jul 17, 8:49PM EDT0

where are you guys located?

Jul 16, 10:40AM EDT0

We are from Asia

Jul 17, 8:34PM EDT0

Have you tried other ways to fund this project?

Jul 16, 10:38AM EDT0

No, we have not tried yet any other way but we had planned to go for crowdfunding. Because it is the cause of everyone #FutureMenu - Global food security challenge. So,

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Jul 17, 8:34PM EDT0

How did you come up with this idea?

Jul 16, 10:37AM EDT0

We have been facing the problem of adulteration in food items in our area. Finding out the causing factors and ways to encounter, I came across the research articles on other food issues. Like global food challange 2050 etc. I came to know that adulteration it is not only the adulteration of food items which causes the nutritional deficiency, but there are also other reasons, then I go for other research article and found out so many causes.

Then I discused those issues with my team and after RnD we sorted out five aread of innovation, through which we can encounter the food challenge 2050, if and only if we do this in sustainable way.

This is how Agricofarms born. Dear we did our part, it is time for yours

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I discused this with my team and we sorted out  

Jul 17, 8:28PM EDT0

How is crowdfunding going to help this project?

Jul 16, 10:23AM EDT0

We have idea, necessary plannigs and energy to do this. But we lack funds. As the cause is global, so why not involving others in BIG shift and setting up trends towards sustainable agriculture for our secure future and the coming generations. So, 

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Jul 17, 8:30PM EDT0

What type of business model are you using?

Jul 16, 10:20AM EDT0

We are adopting the sustainable agricultural techniques. We will also modify our as per local scenario.

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Jul 17, 8:09PM EDT0

Is this a 501C?

Jul 16, 10:17AM EDT0

What are you asking for? please elaborate

Jul 17, 8:09PM EDT0

Is it just veggies, or are you also going to do meat?

Jul 16, 9:28AM EDT0

Right now we are focusing on Sustainable Dairy Farm (pilot project). Later on we will go for organic vegetables and meat too-by sustainable Ostrich farming projects. If you read our complete story from the thunderclap link given below you can have a better view on our vision. Actually we had finalized 5 areas of innovation for global food security challenge of which Ostrich farming is one-Ostrich can feed the world. It have a capacity to cover the protien needs of the future.

we nee a total of 250 supporters. You are welcome to just support our thunderclap from twitter, facebook and tumblr

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Jul 17, 7:56PM EDT0

How can I get involved?

Jul 16, 9:24AM EDT0

Everyone can be a part of us, I think it is more appropriate to say 'everyone is', #FutureMenu is not only associated to me, but to everyone else.

You can involve with us in so many ways, every little support will be appreciated here. Right now, we need the following things

1. Spread our word with your community by liking and sharing our Twitter,  Instagram,  Pinterest,  Google+Facebook & Tumblr pages

2. Stay tunned with our fundraising page, click here and official web and by bringing potential backers to our campaign and also by backing our crowdfunding campaign

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Jul 17, 8:03PM EDT0

How much have your raised so far, and what is the total goal?

Jul 16, 9:09AM EDT0

We are comming to the crowdfunding plattform soon. Initialy we had started our marketing campaign to aware the people  about our cause and choose Thunderclap for this. We will announce our crowdfunding campaign through our Twitter,  Instagram,  Pinterest,  Google+Facebook & Tumblr pages, so stay tuned.

Thunderclap campaign which is actually for crowd speaking of our word is now live, we nee a total of 250 supporters. You are welcome to just support our thunderclap from twitter, facebook and tumblr

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Jul 17, 7:46PM EDT0

What is Agrofarming?

Jul 16, 8:55AM EDT0

Elaborate please what you are asking for?

Jul 17, 8:35PM EDT0

How many people are working on the project?

Jul 16, 8:50AM EDT0

We are team of 7 (founder and Co-founder). Later on we will hire according to the need.

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Jul 17, 8:35PM EDT0