It is for this reason that the application of ethical theories and the consideration of the moral obligation of the farmers form a crucial part in agriculture. They provide the basis for interaction and learning for the farmers and all the stakeholders involved.
As Robert explains in the ethical agricultural horizon, many people in the field of agriculture view the ethical consideration applicable in agriculture not to be a central issue in agriculture. Therefore, the majority are not willing to contribute to the debate of moral and ethical as they consider it peripheral in their line. He places the agricultural in the context that only leaves their role to be that of producing fiber and food to the human race (Zimdahl 2015). In this, he portrays them as people mentally ethical in their daily lives. Therefore, this place their moral energy expended protecting the souls of their business purely private. However, the problem with this assumption it ignores many facts that fall within the perspective of agriculture. This includes their moral obligation to the environmental issues that the farmers themselves create (Zimdahl 2015). These can range from the impact of excessive fertilizers and pesticides to water and health of individuals. This causes internalization of the agricultural problems. Omitting of this moral obligation of the farmers therefore in this context overlooks the obligation to the environment.
Apparently, the fear of most of the farmers to resolve and raise ethical issues roots from the fact that they are ethically right already. As Robert explains, agriculturalists draw their views from three main domains in agriculture. The predominant factor in their views has a connect to the fact that most of the rangers, agriculturalists and farmers lack only have basic educations making implementation of the moral and ethical theories an issue (Zimdahl 2015). The