Anonymous asked: How will wheat farmers in Australia adapt?
Well, there are several options. Most include increasing subsidies for losses, removing subsidies that incentivize growing wheat, changing water consumption habits, adopting GMO to increase yields, invest in new storage technologies to extend post-harvest shelf-life.
Ultimately, farmers around the world face a significant shifts in the types of crops they can grow. So, it seems as thought wheat will grow more hardily in other countries. It’ll be worse in Australia. They could simply start to switch out their crops to something more local and import cheaper wheat.
Those are, of course, the basics. I’ll have to defer you to some free resources by the experts:
- Adapting agriculture to climate change (excellent!)
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- havissard said: they need a higher yield, drought resistant crop, and they need to stop complaining about drought when they continue to clear trees. lived with farmers for a year and they complained about the lack of rain, but always wanted to clear more land. :(
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