Food production under climate change and Global warming

Drawings and text by Frits Ahlefeldt,

Farming has changed a lot in the last hundred years, in the next it has to change even more to meet the challenges of global warming and climate change

Drawing of a man teaching kids about food
Learning kids about local food and farming is important
Plate with healthy food landscape as a stop Climate change menu
Decisions about what we eat makes a huge difference to what is grown and therefore to how we can stop global warming
Farmer fighting global warming drawing
Farmers can be seen as the most important fighters preventing global warming, by keeping our relationship with the planet in balance
Drought... Farmers gets hit first by global warming and when they get hit, everybody else will be hit too...
Drought… Farmers get hit first by global warming and when farmers get hit, everybody else will be hit too…
Business ripping the sea from fish
The resources of the sea has been seen as unlimited, today it is realized that we need to use sustainable farming methods to both protect marine wildlife stocks and grow seafood in new ways to better manage the balance and life in the sea
Drawing of people micro farming
Local Micro-farming can help people relate better to food. Micro farming can also learn the kids to nurture life and become more healthy. Urban and micro-farming should be seen as an introduction to the importance of farming. Not as a threat to farming
Drawing of people sitting in pot waiting for something to grow so they can eat it
Sustainable farming can help stop global warming if we change our ways to be more patient and letting plants mature, trees grow old and sprouts become long term sources of food, instead of eating whatever sprouts fast
Drawing of a watch showing the seasons instead of hours
Climate sustainable farming is a lot about being aware of the changing seasons and adapt to and celebrate the natural rhythms of nature, both in our eating habits and our cultural habits
Drawing of commons farming along coastline
Wild food can be grown and protected in areas along the rivers and coasts. both to help guard against climate change, provide food reserves and give shelter to endangered species and boost local variants of plants and herbs
Drawing of a cow in the city on top of a green house
We can grow food in the cities to become more climate resilient  and at the same time make local neighborhoods more livable and create stronger local communities
Drawing of connected trees wood wide web
New scientific knowledge teach us that the advanced life of living trees and plants are much more complex and sophisticated than we thought. By making use of the natural communication and survival strategies of these species, we might turn farming into a more sustainable way of relating to the planet
Farming is about relating to the land instead of destroying it
Farming is about relating to the land instead of destroying it for short term profit