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Climate change and its ugly side

The world as a dynamic system, as part of the Universe and a space of economic activity, is in the middle of a climate change activity. Scientifically, it is argued that the change in climate has been on-going for some time but recently the pace of change has fastened and detrimental to life as we know it on the economic aspect. 

Scholarly work on climate change argues that because of climate change the frequency of natural event is increasing with even the occurrence of new events in areas that do not have recorded history of those. If there is one thing that the world economy needs to do urgently is to develop measures to mitigate the effects and/or adapt to the new normal.

Interestingly, in both circumstances it is easy said than done. The agricultural production systems as we know them in their current form need to adapt in order for them to survive the tide of climate change. South Africa’s agricultural production systems need used scientific evidence to align their production practises to what the climate models predict. 

Article by: Mr Bonani Nyondo

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Mzansi Agriculture Talk or its members.

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