General Adaptations For Farmers And Growers

Oct 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Adaptation, Adaptation Ideas, At Home, Development and Climate Change, Information and Communication, Public Places, Resilience, Vulnerability

The climate is changing and reacting to these changes is crucial for the future of farming. Farmers can take advantage of the opportunities offered by climate change  by being ahead of the game and taking early action to adapt their businesses to the changes ahead.

  • Collect rainwater for use in dry periods for crop irrigation and drinking water for livestock
  • Improve soil structure to increase water uptake and reduce erosion by adding organic matter
  • Alter irrigation systems for efficiency and repair any leaks

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