Hello everyone and everybody!
The worldwide harvest of cereals was bad in 2021
due to drought and Covid. Now, war in Ukraine will hamper or impede
agriculture there and may hamper the exports by Russia, so we risk to lose two essential exporters. aljazeera
The rich countries will pay more, and the importing poorer countries risk to starve: Lebanon, Bangladesh, Egypt...
So what do you propose?
I know zero dot nothing on the topic, so my suggestions are probably unrealistic.
If I'm not too wrong, much of the best lands grow cereals to feed cattle
, which is inefficient. Something like 5-15kg cereals to grow 1kg meat. My suggestion for the coming year:grow cereals for human consumption on the best lands and send the cattle pasture grass on the bad lands
Cattle and humans seem to eat different vegetables. We won't eat soya every day, and possibly we dislike cattle's maize. So different plants must be sown, and in the Northern hemisphere (middle West, Rhine valley...) it's largely too late. But in the South it's still time, for harvesting around January 2023. Sow wheat or maize for humans in La Pampa, send the cattle graze in Patagonia, Scotland, New Zealand.
Comments, criticism, counter-proposals are highly welcome!
Marc Schaefer, aka Enthalpy