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[Ambassador report] [Food and the Environment]- Climate Change & Addaptive farming

by DAVID CHAPOLOKO | 12-12-2019 08:37 Comments 13 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Our monthly topic for December 'Sustainable table' is timely because we are at a time when so much has been disturbed pertaining to our normal climate. The food production across the globe is no longer the same. Even while by 2030 global population is projected to be at 10 billion, we still have much more to be desired just to feed the current 7 billion population due to Climate Change. 

On December 6th 2019, I was at the Zambia National Television- ZNBC where on behalf of my organisation Passion For Greens as well as TUNZA Ecogeneration, I was invited to discuss the topic 'Climate Change and Addaptive Farming'. Exactly the same monthly topic for December that Ecogeneration picked on, what a coincidence.

During the discussion, I highlighted how firstly Agriculture itself has proved to be one of the major contributing factors to Climate Change due to some unsustainable agriculture methods that have done more harm than good to the Environment. Secondly I furthermore highlighted how farmers are finding it very hard to adapt to the negative effects of climate change due to unfamiliarity to the new weather patterns. And lastly I identified some of the practices that are a hindrance to sustainable and proper agriculture production such as mono cropping, clear felling, deforestation and depletion of soil nutrients among others.

I brought to the attension of the public Addaptive Agriculture, a method of farming that is aimed at embracing methods and techniques of agriculture that will suit and thrive through the changed climate and ensure there is food security despite the ongoing climate change. Such methods includes mixed cropping, shifting cultivation, greenhouses, fertigation, Agroforestry as well as implementation of drought tolerant crops to replace convernsional crops. Furthermore i recommended that farmers should always check with the meteorological centres or the weather forecast and get advice from the local agricultural extension officers of what to plant, when and where.

If we implemented sustainable agricultural methods as well as practiced Addaptive farming everywhere across the globe, Agriculture would be key driver to Climate Change mitigation and there would be enough food on the table to sustain our population. 

As ambassadors it is our role to educate the people on the risks and effects of climate change and ensure that farmers practice agriculture methods and techniques that will thrive in the tempered with climate.

Thanks and Green Cheers. 
Example of Sustainable Agriculture practice. - Greenhouse at HISHTIL- ISRAEL.. by David Chapoloko ZNBC interview Tv interview ZNBC

13 Comments

DAVID CHAPOLOKO

  • DAVID CHAPOLOKO says :
    Thank you so much mentor Lisa
    Posted 27-12-2019 14:11

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey David!

    This is your mentor Lisa:)
    It's totally awesome that you were on a national TV show!
    I think it's important that young persons get to speak in public and participate in institutional processes in order to make our voices heard!

    And yes, what a coincidence for the topic!
    I think you have some great ideas presented here and also on the TV show as well regarding the adaptive agriculture.
    It is definitely important for us to start developing environmentally sustainable methods worldwide.
    In order for this to be used by the general public, I personally find it very important to raise awareness and climate literacy among those people who engage in agriculture in real-life and educate to persuade them into changing their way of farming.
    In such a sense, you being on a public show seems to be a very good start!
    Nice job friend and keep up your work:)

    Green cheers for my green celebrity!!
    Posted 26-12-2019 17:06

DAVID CHAPOLOKO

  • DAVID CHAPOLOKO says :
    Thank you so much.. Am so encouraged.
    Posted 21-12-2019 14:36

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello David

    Thank you for the introduction of adaptive agriculture.
    Farming is certainly one of the most important way of interacting with nature and billions of people rely on it. By reading your report, I could see that if we change the fundamental methods of agriculture, there will be huge change in the planet. I hope many farming areas adapt this environmental and effect way of farming.

    Thank you for the great report.
    Posted 20-12-2019 23:18

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello David

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Climate Change & Adaptive farm

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 16-12-2019 21:18

DAVID CHAPOLOKO

Elizaveta Zaretskaya

DAVID CHAPOLOKO

SANDIP PAUDEL

  • SANDIP PAUDEL says :
    DAVID i found you are goin' excellent, your report was exceptional. Passion for Green, founder.
    Go on, eco boy!!!
    Countrys' proud
    Posted 14-12-2019 23:53

DAVID CHAPOLOKO

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Well informative article, really enjoyed reading it. I am really so happy to read such an insightful report on Climate change...
    Keep writing!!
    We are eager to read much more from you!!
    Yours,
    Sandhya
    Posted 14-12-2019 01:25

DAVID CHAPOLOKO

  • DAVID CHAPOLOKO says :
    Thanks a lot @Bwalya Bwalya&#128522
    Posted 12-12-2019 18:57

Bwalya Bwalya

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