South American agricultural initiatives
by harshm on April 20, 2018 - 7:14pm
It is said that humankind’s population will increase by 2 billion, which will require us to increase our actual production of food by 50% to 70% to feed everyone on the planet. With that said, we must consider that south America is one of the most resourceful areas on the planet, offering agriculture, meat production, water and forests for the world to trade with. Yet, climatologist claim that due to the upcoming waves of climate changes in south America, 90% of the land will be affected and have possibilities of drought. On the other hand, we have been seeing hints of innovation going on there. The fact that industries that interacts with the merchandise-buying public, the firms, are cooperating with the production chains, which optimizes the productivity, efficiency ad quality of the food. Indeed, in Brazil, a firm (Enalta) has been practicing what is known as precision farming where high technological systems are used to calculate the exact quantity of planting and fertilizers to use to maximize the outcomes. Also, we have been seeing the uses of GMO’s to make crops invulnerable against pests and sickness. In summary, South America must build a strong economy that will be sure to not falter in the market world, such as not going for monocultures and building cooperation between smaller sector of agriculture.
I believe that this is a great initiative that some of the world is taking. We’ve been having trouble these past decades with the rise of the global temperature. Usually, we tend to talk about where we went wrong in these past years to damage the earth, but it is great to see how actions are now being made.