Begining a slow period of 25 to 30 days in subsistence farming
A slack period of 25 to 30 days is about to begin! Kreepalloo Sunghoon of the Small Planters Association foresees this. He estimates that more than 60% of crops that are ready for harvest have been impacted, despite showers at the end of last week. He does not expect things to get better until the conclusion of the rainy season. Dany Chan, the director of Zardin La Laura, a business that engages in greenhouse farming, is in favor of altering the cultivation method in light of climate change.
Things are becoming increasingly challenging. Fields that were not yet entirely submerged begin to suffer harm over time. Climbers, like snake gourds (patole) and gourds, have yellowing leaves that don’t produce fruit. This is Kreepalloo Sunghoon’s unpleasant observation. This prompts him to make plans for a production lull of 25 to 30 days. The little veggies we will have will be grown in greenhouses and in a few fields that are elevated and are not impacted by severe rains. We had to harvest more than 60% of the crops because of the damage, he continues. Even the newly planted crops from January were impacted
The harvest of the creation of fresh seeds is only announced at the end of April/beginning of May. “Until the summer is done, nothing will change. This circumstance has disheartened many planters, and they don’t want to continue planting veggies. They are currently dealing with floods after the drought, he claims. Therefore, he exhorts the parties involved—including the authorities—to adopt a long-term perspective. Otherwise, we won’t have any local vegetables; we’ll have to rely on imports.
You must take precautions, he continues, “produce in greenhouses, and keep a supply of veggies for at least three months. To preserve crops starting in October or November, the State must make storage investments in cold rooms. Alternately, you can cook the vegetables to preserve them. The darling sold for Rs 15 prior to November as opposed to Rs 80 today. Likewise with candied apples. We could have kept them alive!
He says that the consumer must learn how to adjust on the other hand. “If we don’t have fresh beans (haricot), we can use local beans (haricot)that are refrigerated because they will be less expensive than imported beans (haricot). It stipulates a 20-year leasing scheme for crops grown in greenhouses. We could import inexpensive infrastructure from Spain, he adds. Reviewing the industry and enticing young people are priorities.
With the exception of the risk of illness brought on by the heat and humidity, Danny Chan had little trouble with the showers. He believes that we need to consider the future of traditional agriculture in the light of climate change. “Our farming system needs to be changed, in my opinion. But today, it is unrealistic to anticipate getting a bouquet of thyme (dutin) for just Rs 5. It would cost considerably more. There is a cost involved with transitioning to modern agriculture.