Discussion » Agricultural zoning regulated on the basis of climate-research? Finance for that?
this is a re-post from the introduction round ( Jorge Llanos Pedraja ), to give Jorge's questions prominence for all of you to participate in providing feedback.
I hope other Green Finance members may relate to this challenge personally or professionally.
Thank you and best wishes,
Jorge had posted the following:
"Currently, we are developing sustainable means for conserving agricultural areas within zoning and land use regulations which are constantly beaten by hazardous climate change."
Dear Jorge Llanos Pedraja - to make it easier for some of us to attend your questions, please help me clarify what exactly you would like to discuss/find out:
Question 1: Which of the following is your question?
Also, the platform is full of different disciplines, so perhaps for those that have not worked on land-use aspects before, could you elaborate the "zoning regulated on the basis of climate-research" for your specific example?
Thank you for a brief explanation from your side.
thanks for clarifying.
While not being an agricultural expert myself ( hence I hope the other community members hop in and provide you their thoughts !) , I see several threads for development re. the "agriculture and resilience to climate change" nexus. One is smart agriculture using IoT, another one permaculture and non-chemical agriculture on land which has been declared agricultural. And yet another one is a more industrial production type, in-door.
Perhaps worth a discussion re. how the future of sustainable farming might as well look like:
A nation who keeps impressing me is the Netherlands / Holland who with very little land is one of the world’s largest agricultural producers, exporting 65 billion Euros worth of vegetables, fruit, flowers, meat and dairy products each year (see this info by the Government of the Netherlands, Jan 2017 ). This year (2017), they have introduced the first European "vertical farming" (see this National Geographic article on Holland's sustainable farming, Sept 2017) which is a 9-storey-high vertical lettuce farm in the city of Dronten claiming "yields [from indoor farming] as much lettuce as 10 outdoor acres and cuts the need for chemicals by 97 percent".
Finance / Investment in this case:
It would be great to learn more about how, for example in this particular case, this innovation was motivated, and if the initiative has been able to benefit from specific sustainability incentives including financial and non-financial ones (e.g., low interest loans, or innovation promotion grants, or else).