Climate change having huge impact on farmers

Climate change having huge impact on farmers

More than 70 per cent of farmers have already seen large impacts of climate change on their farm, new global research from Farmer Voice survey reveals

New research has found that climate change is putting pressure on farmers, with many worried about the consequences this will have in future.

According to the Farmer Voice survey, 71 per cent of farmers said that climate change had already had a large impact on their farm, with 73 per cent experiencing increasing pest and disease pressure.

On average farmers estimated that their incomes had fallen by 15.7 per cent due to climate change in the past two years, while one in six farmers identified income losses of over 25 per cent during the period.

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