Rehabilitation of obsolete farms can help mitigate climate change, research says
New Jersey: Scientists have discovered that rehabilitating abandoned fields could help mitigate the effects of climate change.
In a new study published in Science Advances, scientists say that millions of acres of land around the world are obsolete due to the migration of local people from rural areas.
According to research, some of these farms will again become natural livable areas that will improve biodiversity and absorb carbon from the atmosphere, but it is not possible to do so on a large scale without the help of legislators.
Christopher Crawford, lead author of the study, said in a statement that unless countries and policy makers make better rules for land restoration, the opportunity to restore the environment will not be fully understood.
The researchers said that the fields studied were obsolete for about 14 years. This period is not enough to become a suitable place for wildlife.
In a study published in Midp in 2019, researchers said that farmers in Pakistan are increasingly abandoning agriculture for non-agricultural activities.
The researchers conducted the study in the Khairpur area of Sindh province, which is part of the plains along the Indus River.