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Flying Against the Wind of Climate Change

by 5m Editor
3 June 2008, at 2:43p.m.

UK - According to a new survey, poultry producers in the UK are embracing new measures to combat the effects of climate change.

The survey, produced by Farming Futures says that nearly 60 per cent of producers in England are now taking action to reduce costs and lessen the effects, reports Farmers' Weekly Interactive.

The survey also found that 28 per cent of poultry producers in England are already affected by climate change, and almost half expect to be affected in the next 10 years.

But producers seem uncertain as to whether climate change will create more opportunities or pose a risk to their businesses.

According to Farmers' Weekly Interactive, currently 33 per cent believe it will present more hazards and 28 per cent think it will provide more opportunities.

Katie Zabel, Farming Futures project manager said: "The survey results show that English producers are already affected by climate change and they are starting to take action to both adapt their businesses, and reduce their own impacts."

View the Farmers' Weekly Interactive story by clicking here.

5m Editor