The world’s livestock population is often seen as major contributor to our global C02 problem, but could sustainable agriculture have the potential to alleviate the devastating impacts of climate change?

This short film from the World Bank, features a cattle rancher and coffee farmer from Costa Rica, using environmentally smart farming practices, to make their farms more resilient. From natural ‘living fences’ made of trees, to bio-digesters that capture methane to be used for fuel, these techniques have allowed the farmers to reduce their carbon footprint and save money in the long term.

Let’s hope that more farmers see the benefits of climate smart agriculture, after all ‘climate smart practices are not just good for the planet, they make economic sense.’

Feature image by Andrew Rollinger

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