In the media Climate change brings new crops to Flanders
- Feed crops
- Industrial crops
- Miscanthus (elephant grass)
- Protein crops
- Climate change
Now that it is more often dry for long periods, we need to grow plants that can stand up to changing conditions. Farmers therefore sow the grains, corn or potatoes that performed best in recent, often dry, years. There are also new crops making their appearance in Flanders: quinoa and chickpea, for example. Can Flemish farmers simply switch to such a new crop from one year to the next?
Read more (in Dutch) on the EOS blog 'Klimaatverandering brengt nieuwe teelten naar Vlaanderen'