Agriculture is one of the most critical industries when it comes to climate change. Not only does it play a major role in producing the food we rely on, but it also impacts our environment and natural resources in countless ways. This is why it’s so important to have a conversation about sustainable and responsible agricultural practices, and that’s exactly what the latest episode of my Climate Confident podcast aims to do.
In this latest episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Robin Saluoks, CEO of eAgronom. In this episode, we delve into the world of sustainable farming and how technology can play a vital role in reducing emissions in the agricultural industry.
Robin shared with us how his family’s organic grain farm in Estonia prompted him to develop eAgronom, a tool for farmers to manage their operations, including financial reporting and people management. But as time passed, the tool evolved to include carbon and greenhouse gas tracking, as it’s crucial for farmers to consider the environmental impact of their decisions.
One of the key takeaways from the episode is the importance of precision in farming. Robin explains how precision fertilization and precision farming can lead to more efficient use of resources, and ultimately lower emissions. He also touched on the benefits farmers can receive by implementing sustainable practices, such as carbon credit income and sustainable loans with lower interest rates.
Another interesting topic we discussed is the role of food companies and land owners in promoting sustainable farming. Robin mentioned how some food companies are starting to offer a premium for food grown with lower emissions, and how some land owners are offering reduced rental rates to farmers who adopt sustainable practices.
Overall, this episode provides valuable insights into how technology and sustainable practices can benefit both farmers and the environment. If you’re interested in learning more about sustainable farming and the role of technology in reducing emissions, be sure to listen to this episode and follow the Climate Confident podcast for more updates and discussions on this and all Climate topics.
As a reminder, I release a new episode every Wednesday, and you can find it on the Climate Confident website, and in all podcast apps.
Photo credit Beyond Coal & Gas Image Library