Food crisis is here and it might be here to stay and it could be the result of many reasons. It could be from the extreme weather conditions that the world is experiencing that crops can’t grow in time to be harvested. The economic crisis and the increase in fuel prices can also lead to food shortage. Now would be the perfect time to devise ways on how you can protect yourself and your family from food shortage crisis.
Here are five proactive steps that you can take to face the challenges brought about by food crisis.
- Learn how to preserve foods. There is pickling, canning, and dehydrating. You might need tools to carry on the process and if you have the budget, then you can find the equipments and they may also come with instructions on how to use them. You can practice using tomatoes for you canning tutorials since they are easy to work with.
- When troubled times like food crisis take place, it is a necessity to produce your own food. You should learn gardening as gardening skills can be a valuable set of skills. Start with tomatoes and herb for your gardening needs. If you have a bigger lawn, it would be smart to raise chickens as well. If you have hens, you’re good to go with protein-rich food. Chickens are easy to maintain and they can benefit not only as food supply, but they can also help rid of bugs and can even produce rich manure.
- Store food items and build a food bank for emergency backup plan. Store as much grains, and other dry goods as possible. Buy as much canned goods and if you can’t buy plenty at one time, do it slowly until you have built your own food stash.
- Keep your fruit and vegetable seeds. Save the seeds you’ve harvested from your garden. It’s either you replant them and grow a kingdom of fruit trees and vegetable garden or sell them to those who might need them more.
- Join local cooperatives as they could help you out when you are being hopeless. There might be times when you can’t help yourself any more but by joining co-ops gives you a sense of community.
Be proactive and start preparing yourself so you won’t be in so much trouble during food crisis.