Mechanization as the solution to planning and executing farm activities on time
For a farmer to achieve maximum productivity from the farm, he or she must plan and execute all their farm activities on time. In the wake of climate change, mechanization is the only enabler of timeliness in carrying out farm activities.
In recent years, the effect of climate change has caused a lot of unpredictability in weather patterns across the globe. Farmers have been caught off-guard by unexpected rains and sunshine.
The weatherman has also become very unreliable in predicting weather patterns especially for a forecast period that is longer than one week. This has caused many people especially farmers to point their fingers to the government mainly the department of meteorology for not offering accurate weather guidelines.
But honestly, from where I sit, and given the realities of climate change, I don't think that the accuracy in weather forecasting will get any better in the future. Climate change is real, and one of of its biggest impact has been the disruption of weather patterns.
Farmers must therefore look for ways to cope up with climate change. Moving forward, farmer will no longer have the luxury of time while planning and executing farm activities. On a very short notice from the weatherman, they should be able to prepare the land, plant, or harvest.
Traditionally, farmers would take months to prepare their land or to get crops out of the field once they are mature. But moving forward, farm activities shall be carried out fast and within a short span of time because you never know about tomorrow's weather.
Mechanization is the gateway to executing farm plans and activities on time. Preparing land using the hoe will make you miss the planting season.