Farming activities account for about 30% of global energy demand and contributes about 14% of total carbon emissions therefore attracting much attention in recent years. How you operate your farm can increase deforestation, soil erosion, carbon emissions, pollute fresh water resources and increase waste.
You know, the climate is changing fast. Sea levels are rising, droughts are becoming extraordinary, temperatures are increasing and we are loosing arable land faster than ever before. Our weather patterns are not what they used to be, sometimes we get more rains and sometimes less. It may sound scary but don't be scared because you can do something about it.
When normal temperatures change, it alters our biodiversity which makes some species of plants and animals go into extinction. When the climate changes, it affects the types of crops that you can grow and the types of animals that you can raise. You may be able to grow wheat and rice when temperatures are higher but not maize and sugarcane which prefers cooler weather conditions. The same happens when rainfall patterns change.
Now, what can you do about it? As a farmer, you are at the foundation of modern civilisation and you represent the core of the earth that we all want to preserve for future generations. Therefore your approach to farming is not only to provide food but to help the future generations survive and thrive.
The impact of your activities on climate change necessitates the transition to more Climate Friendly and sustainable approach to farming. One of such approaches is the use of Solar energy for as many of your farming activities as possible.
Solar energy involves generating electricity from sunlight using Photovoltaic Solar cells and because it is free energy from the sun, it is one of the most climate friendly and pocket friendly approach to farming that helps the planet at the same time. Solar products have no moving parts and require low maintenance. Farming with Solar energy is one approach that helps you directly contribute to reducing the impact of climate change and to build a more sustainable future.
Solar energy products have a wide variety of applications. They can generate electricity for irrigation, lighting, cooling, security systems, electric fencing etc. As the world's population continues to grow and the demand for food rises significantly, using solar energy products will help mitigate the impact of climate change and at the same time support the production of food in a sustainable way