By JANAY LANGJINDA/THE TIMES OF INDIAIt’s not just the cashews themselves that are under threat.
A growing number of the world’s fruits and vegetables, including bananas, papayas, tomatoes, mangoes, lemons and cucumbers, are also being planted on barren land to avoid a catastrophic loss of soil and water.
This is largely due to the lack of suitable seedlings, the rapid deforestation of native rainforest, the spread of herbicides, the lack the technology to protect forests from pests and disease and the consequent environmental damage caused by agriculture.
Farmers and ranchers, meanwhile, are increasingly using chemicals and pesticides that damage the environment and pollute soil and rivers.
The situation is similar to the situation in India where, despite the drought, some crops are still being grown on the barren land.
In the US, the agro-ecological revolution is gaining ground.
The agricultural production of corn, soybeans and wheat have soared in recent years, thanks to improved genetics and improved irrigation technologies.
Farmers in the US are now planting vast tracts of grasslands to grow cotton, corn, peanuts and other crops.
But they are not doing it on barren, untouched land.
Instead, many farmers are planting trees, shrubs and bushes on degraded farmland to feed their cattle.
Many of these trees, which are also planted on agricultural land, are not only polluting the soil but also damaging the water resources of their land.
They are also destroying the ecosystem, according to a study published in the journal Science Advances.
The paper, by the University of Texas at Austin, found that planting trees on degraded land increases soil erosion, kills trees and destroys biodiversity.
A few decades ago, scientists believed that trees and shrubs could be an environmentally friendly alternative to agriculture.
But with climate change, the potential of trees and plants to regenerate soil and boost soil productivity has been eroded.
“If we don’t have trees and bushes growing on degraded lands, we’re going to lose the carbon sequestration that our forests are doing,” said Paul Bader, a University of Arizona agronomist who led the study.
“The world needs to start thinking about how to manage this carbon, because the more trees we can have on degraded areas, the better.”
Some of the most effective ways to protect the environment are also the most expensive.
Many countries, such as the US and Brazil, use pesticides on the bare earth to prevent insects and diseases.
But these methods have a devastating effect on biodiversity and ecosystems, which can lead to mass deforestation.
For example, Brazil planted nearly 30,000,000 trees in 2015 and destroyed more than a quarter of its rainforest.
The loss of rainforests, which support the health and livelihoods of millions of people, is one of the biggest threats to global biodiversity, according the World Resources Institute.
The UN is currently working on a proposal for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which would require countries to preserve and protect biodiversity in their national parks and forests.
But while the CBD is a global treaty, it is still being negotiated.
The global conservation movement has also been in a state of flux.
In the last few years, a number of governments have taken up the mantle of protecting biodiversity, but there are also a number that are trying to cut it down.
For instance, the Australian government has been trying to slash the country’s biodiversity by cutting the number of species it allows to live in its national parks.
But this is also a way to prevent species from migrating to new habitats, and it can also drive species out of their native range, as happened in the Great Barrier Reef.
“It is difficult to find a policy that has the support of all of the stakeholders in the world,” said Dr Rakesh Khanna, who studies biodiversity at the University at Albany.
“But we are very, very far from a world where biodiversity can be preserved,” he added.
“We need to think about ways to do it without destroying the ecosystems that sustain us.”