Climate Change and World Agriculture

In recent decades climate change has been a determining factor on our planet, it has produced effects of which we must be aware in order to provide benefits not only to our natural environment, but also to have an impact, although it may seem incredible, on what we eat, but how is this possible ?; Climate change influences agriculture, which in turn is the source of foods rich in vitamins and minerals with which we nourish our bodies. This time we will see both points of view, How does climate change affect agriculture?

Historical References

In 1992 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted in New York and entered into force on March 21, 1994. Its purpose, among other things, is based on strengthening public awareness, on a global scale, of problems related to climate change.

Years later, in 1997 the Kyoto Protocol was established, this protocol establishes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through objectives set for industrialized countries, there are extensive adaptation measures that are developed worldwide

Global warming and the Greenhouse Effect

One of the negative effects due to environmental neglect is global warming, the consequences of this result in the loss of fresh water sources, in other areas in the medium term it would be promoting desertification, which in turn would degrade the soil.

As a result, agricultural techniques are evolving to anticipate these problems that can occur gradually, they are specializing in adapting to hot and dry climates in current crops to go a step forward and optimize them. to avoid losses and continue to maintain the quality that characterizes them.

In another section, they also highlight that the thawing and warming of some areas would contribute to the generation of new lands that are suitable for cultivation, in places that probably need greenhouses in parts of the year; Likewise, the extended warm seasons favor the acceleration of flowering and harvest of many crops, which in a certain part would increase production.

Actions we can take in favor of climate change

To help in the process of climate change and act in favor of our planet there are small actions, but with great repercussions, below, we share some of them:

1. Reduce CO2 emissions: Whenever you can, use your car less, opt for sustainable means of transport, such as cycling, or use public transport more.

Every time you use your car, remember that each kilometer that you increase the speed, the CO2 increases considerably and the expense, each liter of fuel that the car consumes represents approximately 2.5 kilos of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.

 2. Save energy: Reading the optimal recommendations of our appliances not only allows us to save energy but also unnecessary expenses on our electricity bills.

3. Habits of sustainability: Recycling represents more than 730 kilos of CO2 per year since just recycling reduces half of the garbage generated at home.

4. Practice reforestation: A tree in its entire life can absorb up to one ton of CO2.

Always remember to maintain sustainable habits to benefit our planet with small actions that give a great impact, San Juan Agroexport maintains in its regular programs, actions that promote sustainability and that in turn benefit climate change to promote an optimal environment in our crops , always giving the best of Guatemala to the world #WeAreSanJuan.

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