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Volume 85, 20243rd International Conference on Research of Agricultural and Food Technologies (I-CRAFT-2023)
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|Research of Agricultural and Food Technologies
|09 January 2024
The conceptualization of agricultural residues: unlocking potential for sustainability
1 Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Machinery and Technologies Engineering, 55200, Samsun, Turkiye
2 Erciyes University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biosystems Engineering, 38030, Kayseri, Turkiye
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Agriculture has been a cornerstone of human civilization for millennia, providing sustenance, raw materials, and livelihoods. However, it also generates vast amounts of agricultural residues, often overlooked but holding immense potential. These residues, ranging from crop stubble to fruit peels, are typically considered waste. However, as the world grapples with the challenges of sustainability, there is a growing need to conceptualize agricultural residues differently – as valuable resources that can contribute to environmental, economic, and social well-being. By recycling these residues into valuable resources, farmers can enhance soil fertility, reduce reliance on synthetic chemicals, and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable agricultural ecosystem. In this study some ways of utilizing these residues like energy media, organic manure and compost and as lightweight bio-composite materials are shown.
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