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07 04
2020
Kenya - Impact insurance crucial in climate change mitigation
Kenya has become one of Africa’s pioneers in developing an agriculture insurance market to protect smallholders and pastoralists against the risks of the unpredictable and changing climate. Kenya’s first index-based agriculture insurance pilot took place in 2006. Since then, the Kenyan government, the private sector and development institutions, have been collaborating and experimenting to develop and expand the market.
07 04
2020
USA - California rains only minimally affect crops
Following a weekend of heavy rains, California growers are saying that the effect is likely only moderate, if anything, on their crops. Steve Johnston of GW Palmer in Salinas, Ca. notes that a few key growing regions in California—Salinas, Watsonville, Santa Maria and Oxnard—saw between .5 inches to rain to as many as 2.5 inches of rain.
07 04
2020
Spain - Experts advise cutting kaki trees that are not treated against pests
Technicians from the Alzira-based cooperative Alzicoop have announced that they will soon start treating their kaki trees against the Mycosphaerella nawae fungus, which causes circular leaf spot, which has already caused damage to some crops and prevents the harvesting of the fruit.
07 04
2020
Tanzania - Banana production under threat
The humble banana, one of the staple foods in East Africa, is under threat from a fungal disease. Kagera region in Tanzania and Luwero districts in Uganda are the most affected areas, according to a recent survey. "The disease is well established and more widespread than previously thought", they warned.
07 04
2020
Italy - Lemon production drops by 40%
Just like for all other segments, the lemon trend is rather different than usual this year. However, in this case, there are factors that can be traced back to a series of variables that do not apply to other productions. To better understand this, we talked to Francesco Tarallo, a producer from Syracuse. 
07 04
2020
Italy - The frosts will not stop
The wave of night frosts that are affecting much of Italy goes on. In the north, the situation has reached an unprecedented level, with 8 hours below zero on the night of April 2 and minimum peaks of -6 °C. Even the anti-frost systems are struggling, because protecting an orchard with 5 °C below zero is not easy.