Here we go again. Last summer was the worst UK agricultural drought since 1976, and Europe’s worst in 500 years. Droughts are becoming more frequent and lasting longer as climate change increases temperatures and water becomes more unpredictable.
Drought’s biggest enemy is 'complacency'. It sets in when the rain returns. It’s a worldwide problem. Short-term emergency measures have helped some farmers but they are not sustainable. We need more robust solutions that enable farmers to adapt to changing weather patterns and minimise impacts on food security, farm incomes, and the environment.
We cannot eliminate drought but we can mitigate its effects and learn to live with it.
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