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Fresh thinking, deep insights, and powerful advice on the toughest and most important issues for farmer and micro-entrepreneur organizations.

My opinion

Because I am an experienced, trustworthy and focused person, I have the privilege of working closely with the rural reality and therefore I consider it important to carry out a critical analysis.

Climate change is everyone's job 

People are worried about climate change, people are looking for solutions about climate change, because, now the seasons are different, for example, the temperature in summer is higher than before, the temperature in winter is lower than before. So this situation is worrying, mainly for farmers. Every day, farmers take care of their crops (vegetables, fruits and domestic animals), all to ensure the food of the population.

In fact, climate change affects everyone, because we need to eat, live, etc., in a world with natural harmony, but it is necessary to do conservation practices, from rural areas to cities, not only in agriculture, but also, in our homes, with healthy practices, taking care of water, trees, etc., etc.

This will empower farmers, and they will not be afraid of climate change, therefore, they will be encouraged and get joy from everyone's work. Everyone can help, if they are interested in climate change, You can search for information and articles on this topic on various websites.

Farmer organizations need support for agriculture

In recent years, small farmers have been striving to improve their crops and obtain quality harvests. However, smallholder farmers are concerned about low productivity, low income and limited development of the farmer organization (farmer cooperative). Consequently, farmers' organizations need support in a training program to help them improve their organizational, quality, commercial, financial and legal management; through which they can position their products in demanding markets. Finally, governments should support agriculture with credit, agricultural inputs, the process of collecting the necessary data from small farmers; for example, local governments can collect data through agricultural extensionists and store it in a database interconnected with the Ministry of Agriculture.

Agroecology crucial to face climate change and carbon sequestration

The agroecology is the interaction about science, farmers and good practices. Agroecology is the combination of agriculture and ecology, that allow, farmers improve their farm lands, so they be resilence to face climate change and to save forest. For that reason, farmers can replant forestals for carbon sequestration, while women reduce the burden of wood for fuel. Above all, if farmers improve the productivity and will contribute sustantainability. Finally, agroecological systems are characterized by greater biological an human resilience crucial to face climate change.

Farmers need to feed the world's population, but government needs to give policies on sustainable agriculture

The planet suffers from climate change, because people have bad practices, for example, pollution of water, soil, air. So farmers are worried about climate change because they live in contact with the forest and grow. For this reason, farmer communities, cooperatives and organizations need to build resilience to face climate change, through sustainable production with agroforestry systems. In addition, farmers need to feed the world's population, so they must grow various fruits, vegetables, rice and other products. Consequently, farmers can increase organic production for food security. However, the government needs to give policies on sustainable agriculture. Everyone can collaborate with climate change, through good environmental practices.

 The water crisis. What is the solution? 

 Do you know that two million people die as a result of poor sanitation and contaminated water, and 90% of the victims are children?  Some people get water when turn on the faucet; however, is common in some places, people have to walk  a long distance, wait in line and then carry a heavy bucket  of the valuable liquid  to your home. In this situation, people spend several hours a day to get enough water for washing and cooking.  The bottom line is that 40% of the world's population carries water from wells, rivers or ponds to their homes. In some countries, women are the most affected, as they spend up to six hours a day, carrying water for their families, carrying water in full containers that weigh more than 20 kg.  The lack of water causes contamination, by example diarrhoea, the second biggest killer of children in developing countries, and other diseases.       Meanwhile, what is the solution? In many countries small ponds have been built, these are covered with a heavy plastic membrane  (geomembrane) to prevent water leaks. This water is used for irrigation systems in the dry season.  Each country has its own method of dealing  with the water crisis. For example, in some lands, water is drawn from the ground. In other countries seawater is being desalinated. Huge dams are built in many places that retain river water and rainwater.  Finally, we must take care of the water, in my opinion, I believe that in the coming years, the war will be over water.