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Lunedì, 20 Luglio 2015 02:00

Adapting agriculture to climate change

Farmers around the world must deal with consequences of the changing climate for food production. Available data and models suggest that in the foreseeable future climate change can not be avoided. This means that farmers - especially in the global South countries - will be forced to implement various adaptation strategies as fast and as cheaply as possible. The aim is to adapt to the new environmental conditions in a way that will allow farmers to continue to produce food at the needed level. The issue of feeding the world in the context of climate change is often perceived as solely a technological challenge. It is argued that crop yields can increase enough if farmers receive new and improved seeds resistant to unfavorable weather conditions or if they use more fertilizers. However, numerous scientists researching the connections between climate change, agriculture and food security point out that in reality farms…
Patrick Whitefield is one of the leading permaculture teachers in the UK. He has written three books on permaculture: "Permaculture in a Nutshell", "How to Make a Forest Garden" and "The Earth Care Manual". His latest book is "The Living Landscape: How to Read and Understand It", a subject especially close to his heart. He also practices as a design consultant. The interview was conducted by Marcin Gerwin. Marcin Gerwin: With temperatures rising and changing weather patterns, agriculture will most certainly feel the effects of climate change. Do you think permaculture has the potential to help farmers to deal with the changing climate? Patrick Whitefield: One specific way in which permaculture can tackle climate change is through diversity, which we emphasize. In terms of trees, one of the big problems with planting trees is that we don't know what the climate will be when those trees mature. So if we…
Lunedì, 18 Maggio 2015 02:00

Farmers in Ghana adapt to climate change

In another series of short videos farmers from the Global South speak about their struggle with the consequences of climate change. This time you can learn more about the challenges faced by small-scale farmers in Ghana. In the first video, Naakpi Kuunwena, a farmer from Koyukuo village in the north-western part of Ghana, talks about the impact of climate change on his crops. He is especially concerned about the changes in the rainfall pattern observed in the recent years as well as the increasing water scarcity and the lack of necessary irrigation infrastructure such as dam. The appropriate irrigation system is essential in the current situation of growing problems with rains. Even though an NGO has drilled a borehole in his fields, it is not enough as it allows to fill only a couple of buckets. Naakpi additionally pumps the water to his fields from the nearby river, but this…
We encourage you to watch a series of short videos exploring various ways in which small-scale farmers from Kenya try to adapt to changing climate. The first video presents Margaret Silas from Ngurumo village. On her farm she grows mainly coffee, sweet potatoes, mango, macadamia, arrow roots and trees. Due to the lack of rain farmers in her village face a lot of problems. Most of all seedlings tend to dry out and farmers are forced to carry out re-plantation. In order to adapt to these challenges, Margaret started to use on her farm more sustainable farming techniques, which result in higher yields and improved food security. Using more manure and planting seeds in small holes allow the seeds to survive up to two weeks without rain. More sustainable farming methods protect soil and prevent it from eroding. Consequently, this leads to better crops, as proved by Margaret, whose maize…
Martedì, 27 Gennaio 2015 02:00

Conference in Warsaw

Another event of the ClimATE Change project is behind us. The international conference "Future Agriculture Farmer- and Climate-friendly" organized by Polish Green Network took place on the 12-13 December 2014 in Warsaw, Poland. We want thank all the attendees for their active participation during those two days. Among many participants of the conference were farmers, food producers, representatives of the academia, journalists and other people engaged in the promotion of sustainable agriculture. The first day of the conference, moderated by Antoni Bielewicz from the European Climate Foundation, was filled with lectures, presentations and discussions with the participation of Polish experts as well as guests from Germany, Italy and Malta. On the second day of the conference there was a study visit in Mazovia region farms titled "On the trail of climate-smart practices". The first speaker of the conference was Marcin Popkiewicz, physicist, lecturer, writer and journalist, specializing in the issues…
The international conference "Future Agriculture Farmer- and Climate-friendly" will be held on the 12-13 December 2014 in Warsaw, Poland. The Conference is organized by Polish Green Network in the framework of the ClimATE Change project. Agriculture is an important source of the greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time climate change threatens food production in Europe and other regions of the world. Agriculture – one of the causes and victims of climate change – can also be one the best tools for climate protection. The conference will try to answer the question, how farmers and food consumers around the world can protect climate and natural resources. The event will consist of two days: the first one will be the actual conference and on the second one there will be a study visit in the Mazovia region farms. The conference is directed especially at people interested in the issues of…
The international conference "Future Agriculture Farmer- and Climate-friendly" will be held on the 12-13 December 2014 in Warsaw, Poland. The Conference is organized by Polish Green Network in the framework of the ClimATE Change project. Agriculture is an important source of the greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time climate change threatens food production in Europe and other regions of the world. Agriculture – one of the causes and victims of climate change – can also be one the best tools for climate protection. The conference will try to answer the question, how farmers and food consumers around the world can protect climate and natural resources. The event will consist of two days: the first one will be the actual conference and on the second one there will be a study visit in the Mazovia region farms. The conference is directed especially at people interested in the issues of…
What are the interdependencies between climate change and agriculture? How can farmers protect climate? How can they manage local natural resources in ways which are sustainable and protect biodiversity? These are some of the questions Polish Green Network tried to address together with the participants of three workshops organized in Poland in the framework of the ClimATE Change project.
Giovedì, 24 Luglio 2014 00:00

Climate Change Adaptation Measures in Malta

Presentation delivered by hydrologist Marco Cremona during the Workshop on Climate Change and Agriculture organised by KOPIN Malta on the 19th of May 2014. You can download it simply by clicking on the link on the left.
Presentation delivered by Dr Charles Galdies from the Institute of Earth Systems at the University of Malta during the Dialogue-oriented Workshop organised in Malta by KOPIN on the 20th of May 2014, as part of the ClimATE Change project. You can dowload it by clicking on the link on the left. farmacie online priligy acquisto on line, Rimini