Agriculture and Climate Change
Agriculture and Climate Change

Agriculture and Climate Change

Most farmers are well aware that farming is highly reliant on the weather. Robin Tunnicliffe is a farmer and she has been growing fresh produce for locally-sourcing¬†restaurants and farmer’s markets for nearly 20 years. Tunnicliffe started to note that the changing world slowly brought to an end the long-established habits and standards that led to good agricultural practices.

Modern methods, strategies, and technology have increased the productivity of today’s crop and livestock farms. However, cultivation success still relies on having a lot of precipitation and heat at the right time of year.

Crop planting, maturation, and harvesting all depend on predictable seasonal patterns. For stable and efficient development, the livestock requires feed, moisture, and a comfortable temperature and relative humidity range.

Weather affects the spread of pests and diseases. It also affects the amount of time, effort, and capital farmers must spend on fungicides, antimicrobials, and other plant and produce defenses.

Besides, temperature and environmental conditions influence the entire distribution network of transport. Agriculture and agri-business are entirely reliant on climate, from the largest farm to the tiniest market garden. 

They rely on the climate in the entire production cycle, from seed selection, planting to feeding and livestock transport. Since the atmosphere and climate are changing, farmers and agri-businesses are encouraged to adapt accordingly.

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