Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Climate change has an impact on milk production

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development intends to have alternatives to deal with climate change in food production, with an emphasis on leche.

The Undersecretary of Food Self-Sufficiency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Regional Forums started the Production for Wellbeing Program in Milkin and promoted it through the Technical Support Strategy.

They grow low on the thematic axes: What is climate change and how does it affect food production, including leche? What is being done to minimize the effects of climate change? And what should be the agroecological vision for the future of national dairy farming?

The forums will be discussed at the master lectures, exhibition of producers’ experiences, field tours, and agricultural markets.

Mexico is facing a difficult year with a lack of water stored, with dams that, by December 2023, will be at 53 percent of their capacity. Livestock farming is recognized as responsible for 20 percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions, mainly methane, according to the Undersecretary of Food Self-Sufficiency, Víctor Suárez Carrera.

He emphasized that the EAT of milk is being implemented with practical suggestions, such as silage in agricultural waste, to make it a nutritious feed for ruminants.

Furthermore, he continued, The cultivation of cassava spread in tropical regions to reduce the dependence of corn on the diet of cows. It has been proven that cassava is a plant adapted to adverse tropical conditions, able to thrive in acidic, infertile soils and with long periods of drought, among other experiences.

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