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Climate tragedy in Brazil, nothing is a coincidence: the soils ask for help

Climate tragedy in Brazil, nothing is a coincidence: the soils ask for help

The government of the neighboring country will provide aid close to 10 billion dollars for the most affected regions. The images of submerged cities and evacuated people are heartbreaking, and even devastated Argentina, with evacuees in the province of Between rivers.

Behind these natural phenomena there is a message that challenges the entire society, and climate change is happening. Like last year’s regional droughts, these floods send another warning about the state of soils and the way they are treated. And there is a critical aspect, which, although less than the humanitarian one, deserves attention: the blow to the agricultural sector.

The powerful agricultural sector of Brazilknown for its contribution to the global economy through crops such as soybeans, is suffering serious consequences. The lands intended for direct sowing are affected, which compromises agricultural production and, in turn, international markets.

This economic impact is undeniable, but we must delve deeper to understand the root of the problem. Behind these floods is a broader story about land management. For too long, conventional production methods led to a degradation of natural resources. This is something that science discovered not long ago.

Deforestation, the non-responsible use of agrochemicals, the lack of implementation of good agricultural practices, among other things, exacerbated the effects of climate change and are visible today. But faced with such a reality, the way out is not to blame. Neither is paralysis or fear, but on the contrary; It is action for the planet that should generate the greatest possible motivation. That is to say, How to contribute to the future?

One contribution can be to produce food in a more responsible way, with practices that take care of the entire agroecosystem, thus guaranteeing a sustainable future for future generations.

For example, the use of organic inputs, the implementation of soil conservation practicesor the adoption of production methods that do not compromise the ability to grow food in the future, are contributions in line with the current times and that are already being carried out.

Brazil floods Porto Alegre

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Likewise, as it is a consumer demand, today it is not just a environmental need, but also an economic opportunity. Sustainability not only benefits the environment, but also opens markets and increases competitiveness. This more sustainable and ethical approach is a profitable and even financial promotion that the business world already has incorporated.

Unfortunately, the floods in Brazil They are a vivid reminder that soils are sending environmental signals, but it is also an opportunity for reflection and change. The discussion about soil health is not something minor. We are talking about the source of the food that supplies a world of almost 8 billion people.

Nothing is a casuality. The tools are available to adopt a path of sustainable agricultural practices, advanced knowledge and technologies, bio-inputs, drones and artificial intelligence, and even the requirements of consumers in the market. All that remains is to pay attention to the environmental signals and act accordingly.

Operational Director of Sustainable Agro.

Source: Ambito

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