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Farmers to be educated on climate change: WWF

November 6, 2017 5:05 pm

Some local farmers are not aware of the effects of climate change on their agricultural productions and productivity.

The World Wide Fund for Nature says many farmers are currently losing crops due to the rising temperatures and unexpected weather patterns.

Project Manager, Vinesh Kumar says they have initiated programs and are working with all farmers on how they can fight the man-made disaster.

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“Climate change will impact agriculture to a large extend in terms of the sedimentation run off from the sugarcane farms and the agriculture sectors into the river systems and the great sea reef areas. So basically it has an adverse impact on agriculture leading to declining in yields, productivity, revenue loses and also in terms of infrastructure damage and loss."

Kumar says farmers need to know that climate change is real and dangerous, affecting millions of livelihoods and economys’ around the globe.

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