In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, global food security is a subject that’s increasingly becoming more salient than ever. This is true both in countries that have historically struggled with food shortages as well as here in the US. In fact, the fragility of global food security started to become obvious even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. For decades, experts have understood that the world’s dwindling water supply could also jeopardize global systems of food production.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that if we’re able to protect global water security, food and agriculture can be saved, too. As we’ll see, this is a project that will need to start at the individual and community levels.
In this article, we’ll explore the connection between water security and food security, and how farm refinancing can preserve both.
What’s the Connection Between Water Security and Food Security?
One vital resource, above all others, is needed to maintain a productive and thriving system of food production: water. Without water, crops wither, farms shut down, and the products that we take for granted disappear from the local supermarkets.
The upshot is that we all have a responsibility to protect the integrity and stability of our water supply. Of course, the degree of responsibility is greater for some than it is for others. Major agricultural corporations, for example, wield a disproportionate amount of power, which makes them disproportionately responsible for global water security. Individual farmers, too, have a greater responsibility than the average person to ensure that they are utilizing water-friendly irrigation practices.
Practice Water Conservation with the Help of Farm Refi Options
If it was easy and cheap to practice water water-friendly irrigation practices, then every farmer would already be doing it. But of course, logistics and cost are the two main factors which prevent most farmers from adopting alternative irrigation methods.
This is where farm refi options from MSF Agriculture come in. By refinancing your loan, you can give yourself the financial room to adopt water conservation technology on your farm. This, in turn, can have a real, positive impact on the state of global food security. When we each do our part to conserve water, we’re helping to protect the future of food.
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