Climate change is transforming the farming industry in approaches that we are just starting to getting to know with.
Wherever we go, climate change is highly present and felt by many. And, to be honest, this environmental phenomenon is such a big threat to the farming industry all over the world. Unfortunately, agriculture generally depends on good weather conditions such as rainfall, temperatures, wind, and the like.
With that in mind, farmers need to modify their practices in agriculture to be compliant with the continual change in the environment. Here are some ways that farmers generally adapt to reduce their effect on climate change.
Farmers’ Approaches in Reducing their Environmental Impact
1-Enhance Energy Efficiency
Energy utilization by farmers is generally higher as they use it for water heating, lighting, and space. This will then produces enormous amounts of operating costs and greater environmental impact. Knowing where and how to properly use such energy by farmers can effectively lower this effect.
2-Promote Proper Water Consumption
Due to climate change, there is an increasing scarcity of water. So, to promote farmers’ water conservation, try to adopt responsible water practices in agricultural settings.
3-Enhance Agricultural Diversity
The agricultural system can highly adapt to climate change once it becomes more diverse. Make use of farm integrated systems that mix crops, forestry, and livestock in one.