Adaptation to achieve resilient farming systems
Land Water Food helps to identify and implement the most effective interventions, sometimes simple changes of current practices, for instance by soil improvement or by anticipating on weather forecasts. However, sometimes a shift to other farming systems could also be an option, requiring not only expensive investments and but access to credits as well.
Is the next step to implement your climate policy plan into concrete actions, feasible for farmers and other stakeholders? Then Land Water Food is your experienced partner, ready to assist.
Prevention is better than cure. But this can be significantly improved with preventive measures such as the adjustment of agricultural production and a sustainable organization of the land's resilience. Experience with projects in the area of climate change and agriculture, both in the Netherlands and abroad, has shown that farmers can adapt in different ways. They must have knowledge and good understanding of various options to adapt. Relevant knowledge is often present among researchers or governments, but not connected to the farmers' level. It is important to disclose that information to benefit farmers.
Water management can be improved at a regional scale within the river basin. For example, by preserving or filtering water in the ground. Sometimes the river needs more space or have high water-resistant areas for storage. This requires careful spatial and landuse planning and, last but not least, knowledge of farming systems and social skills!
There is often no single solution to solve a problem. Land Water Food considers all the options with you: the choice of crops, soil fertility and soil structure, fertilization and water supply at farm level and regional level, land use and socio-economic aspects. The approach takes into account mitigating targets. Measures should therefore preferably also contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and capture CO2. The result is a package of actions, which leads to a robust food system.