Ecological farming: drought-resistant agriculture
In this paper Greenpeace illustrates proven, modern farming approaches that help cope with drought using ecological farming. Elaborates on the drought-resistant crop varieties and calls for policy makers to increase funds for research on the system.
Human-induced climate change is resulting in less and more erratic rainfall, especially in regions where food security is very low. The poor in rural and dry areas will suffer the most and will require cheap and accessible strategies to adapt to erratic weather. This adaptation will need to take into account not only less water and droughts, but also the increased chance of extreme events like floods.
Feature: Rain Shocked www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/277687
Report: Enduring farms: climate change, smallholders and traditional farming communities
Report: The environment's role in averting future food crises
Report: Diverse farming protects against climate change
Report: Organic farming and climate change www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/269063
Report: Subsidising food crisis: synthetic fertilisers lead to poor soil and less food