23 Dec Farmers Share Solutions at Climate Talks
At the COP24 Climate Talks, farmers were illustrating how a changing climate is already impacting their operations and sharing their ideas about the potential for changing agricultural methods to make agriculture a carbon sink rather than a contributor, reports Grist. Californian Hans Herren discussed how farmers are already dealing with climate change. Both he and Australian farmer Andre Leu agree that the best hope of convincing farmers to change their management practices is to have other farmers convince them that the new practices will work. Strategies like planting cover crops and reducing tillage to build soil organic matter have the potential to turn agriculture into a carbon sink, advocates say.