Climate change and effects on traditional agriculture

Climate change, as experienced in different parts all across the globe have further pushed the World’s powerful economies to re-think on how soon and the necessity to reduce or, even better, eradicate emission of Greenhouse Gases. These gases are hugely responsible for Global Warming thus the effects felt severely on the climate. Scientists over the past decade have documented record-high average annual earth’s surface temperatures. They have also observed changes in the distribution of ice levels, pH and ocean temperatures across the globe.

On the face of it, the value of the information may not ring any warning bells to an ordinary person who may not be a scientist, environmentalist, nature enthusiast or any other person who might be keen and concerned about the planet’s “health”. Industrialization and modernization are to blame for this predicament hence the concerted efforts to undo the damage by already developed countries in the first world. Food security has been under threat all over the world, leading to the continued efforts to improve traditional agricultural practices.

In Africa for instance, agriculture mainly banked on natural weather patterns and seasons prior to the turn of the 21st century. This has since shifted as rainfall patterns continue to become unpredictable each new year even as respective governments labor to equip and empower their citizens on the benefits of employing new agricultural techniques and technologies. Many of these are a product of the many existing international environmental conservation treaties, agreements and protocols.

The picture isn’t any different locally. Being a champion of a number of these treaties mainly brought about by the country’s membership to theUnited Nations, (UN) whose environmental arm (UNEP) is headquartered in the capital, Nairobi and other similar interest organizations, Kenya has continued to set the pace of conservation efforts and re-evaluation of the current systems. Mainly due to the quick adoption of technology and adaptability traits of the Kenyan residents, the country has turned out to be among the fore runners in matters Agriculture, with implementations of Green Houses and irrigation in many parts of the country to increase food security.

Wondering which agricultural companies have established presence in the East African country? The technologies they implement? What about their value addition to the traditional agricultural practices of the Kenyan people? Look no further than and let’s go green!

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