Trapped in a Vicious Cycle?
Have you ever thought that agriculture is one of the major contributors to Green House Gas emissions?
There is nothing in the world that is more dependent on climate than agriculture. Agriculture is most susceptible to climate change. Farmlands take the biggest hit whether there is an abundance of water, as in floods, or a lack of it, as in droughts. Rising global temperatures are reducing agricultural yields on the one hand and also fostering weed expansion on the other. Scientific evidence suggests that agriculture is not only a victim of climate change but also induces it. The World Bank website notes that agriculture currently generates 19-29 per cent of the total greenhouse gas emissions escalating global warming. It seems we are trapped inside a vicious cycle that urgently needs to be ended. But the question arises, can we break this?