Farmers Can Profit By Setting Aside Marginal Lands As Habitat

Farmers Can Profit By Setting Aside Marginal Lands As Habitat

Dr. Claire Kremen

News Source: Forbes

Mar 27, 2022

“If you can help farmers do this profit mapping, essentially, on their farm, they can see ‘Wow, I’m losing money on this bit of my field, it wouldn’t be so bad to put this into habitat'” – Dr. Claire Kremen

CSFS Associate and UBC Professor in the Department of Zoology and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Dr. Claire Kremen, discussed what can be done to render agriculture less hostile to biodiversity and the climate. Kremen suggests using global positioning to identify specific areas of low productivity within a farmer’s field. Kremen acknowledges that taking these small marginal areas out of production might actually increase the profitability of a farm and provide opportunities to restore habitat and increase agricultural biodiversity.


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