Agriculture and the Water Cycle

Adapting to a changing climate will be one of the key factors to the future success of agriculture. Water conservation in farm settings should start with building the capacity of the land to capture and retain precipitation. Building soil tilth with organics, as well as, using agroforestry methods, are proven tools for water management.

Organic Sector Drifting Towards Globalization

Organic agriculture, with solid double digit growth in annual sales, is one of the production success stories of the past decade. Unless industry and government work more effectively towards building domestic value-chains for the organic sector in this country, the past two decades of growth will only have succeeded in developing another high risk, low reward farming option.