Can floating farms help us cope with climate change? 漂浮農場能幫助我們應對氣候變化嗎?



Can floating farms help us cope with climate change? 漂浮農場能幫助我們應對氣候變化嗎?


有關 「cows(奶牛)」 的詞彙


What’s the advantage of floating farms in a world facing climate change?


Fresh milk – within touching distance of the city. These cattle have been recruited as part of an experiment to show rapidly growing urban populations how to produce our meals closer to home.


Peter believes this is the future of milk and cheese.


Peter van Wingerden, ‘floating’ dairy farmer
You see a huge migration from the countryside towards cities and the other thing is we have [a] climate change going on. So we were looking also for what we call a climate-adaptive location. So no matter how much rain falls, no matter how high sea level goes, we can always produce our life essential[s] – healthy food.

彼得‧范溫格登      「漂浮農場」 農民
「你可以看到大量的人口從農村向城市遷移,另外還有氣候變化。所以我們也在尋找一個 「氣候適應性地點」。不管降雨量有多少,不管海平面有多高,我們總能生產出我們的生活必需品——健康食品。」

The floating pontoon is built on three levels. In the basement they’re growing fruit to flavour the dairy products, which are processed in the middle. And on top, 32 native Dutch Meuse-Rhine-Issel cows.


The cows are milked by robot machines. Their manure is collected by pooper-scooping robots. They’re fed by robots too.


The farmer lives nearby, but he can keep an eye on his herd remotely via apps on his mobile phone. The cows seem to be adjusting to this hands-free approach.


And on the question of animal welfare


Minke van Wingerden, ‘floating’ dairy farmer
We try to make them happier on [a] floating farm than in a regular stable.

明克‧范溫格登      「漂浮農場」 農民

This living lab will help to determine whether floating farms make enough environmental and commercial sense to expand and export them.



dairy products 乳製品

milked 擠奶

manure (動物)糞肥

herd 獸群,畜群

animal welfare 動物福利


They say floating farms can continue operating no matter how high sea levels go.