Climate Change Expected to Reduce Crop Yields

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“WHO. Increasing temperatures and more variable rainfalls on our Planet are expected to reduce crop yields in many tropical developing regions, where food security already is a problem.”

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Note from author: Although WHO´s statement refers only to crop yields in many tropical developing regions, anyone who has even the slightest experience/understanding about agriculture and farming, along with general comprehension about biology/geography will realize that one of the major risks of agriculture involves weather. It also depends much upon fresh water, healthy soils and a healthy environment. If and when weather patterns change (drastically) by becoming less and less predictable, with e.g. too much rain, it can have significant impacts upon crop yields, or at worst, even destroy a whole crop.

With agriculture being the largest consumer of fresh water resources worldwide, there is a need for optimizing fresh water usage in the agricultural sector. FAO (2012) has published a report, Crop yield response to water with the purpose to serve primarily agricultural practitioners along with a number of other target groups with important information on how to possibly optimize fresh water usage in agricultural/farming practices. The complete report can be found here: Crop yield response to water

At another TEDx Talk, Mark Owen speaks about the future of water:

 

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Anne-Maria Yritys is an authentic, passionate, inspired and multilingual business development manager, creative director, consultant and strategic change leader at Y.E.S. Yritys Executive Services. She is an active (online) networker and social media strategist with one of the Nordic´s largest personal LinkedIn networks. With a vast global following on Twitter, she is also Finland´s most followed business person on Twitter, and one of the country´s most active Tweeters @annemariayritys With her vast international experiences and love for sustainable development, she is a Global Citizen who values ethical leadership and responsible decision-making. She believes in advanced communication, empowerment, continuous development and higher learning leading to sustainable economic development and a sustainable future in individuals, organizations and nations across our Globe. Her mission and vision include accelerating positive change through effective change communication and leadership. She helps businesses and organizations through client/customer-oriented demands with tailored strategy consultations. She can also be booked for public speaking events. To find out more about Anne-Maria and to see how she may be of service to your business needs, please get in touch. Twitter: @annemariayritys @GCCThinkActTank @LeadingWPassion @AroundOMedia

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