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04 06
2020
Colombia - Climate risk insurance for smallholder rice farmers
The Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow (ACToday) Columbia World Project has helped create advanced and sustainable climate services around the world tailored for agricultural decision making. Countries are using these new services to manage many of the climate-related risks to their food systems.
04 06
2020
USA - Kansas farmers experiencing another rough ride this year
Using 2019 Kansas Farm Management Association members’ average net farm income as a baseline, a team of Kansas State University agricultural economists is estimating that net farm income in 2020 will fall from an average of $110,380 in 2019 to $14,358 in 2020, a drop of 87%.
04 06
2020
India - Hail causes extensive damage to fruit crops in Shopian & Kulgam
Hailstorm again struck the districts of Shopian and Kulgam -in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir-, extensively damaging crops. Locals from many areas from the twin districts said that the hailstorm resulted in heavy damage. In the districts, a heavy hailstorm that lasted for 15 minutes resulted in accumulation of an inch deep hail cover that ripped into the standing fruit and crushed agricultural crops.
04 06
2020
Northern Portugal - Over €20 million in damages due to hailstorm
This Sunday, while the Portugese Algarve region simply experienced a cloudy afternoon, areas around Viseu and Fundão, Castelo Branco, Belmonte, Covilhã and Penamacor had to cope with a a freak hail storm. Motorways were brought to a halt, there was localised flooding, but worst of all was the damage to this year’s fruit crops, including vines.
04 06
2020
Spain - Breva fig production reduced by 50% this year
The abundant rains during the winter and part of the spring, the low temperatures and the occasional high peaks of heat affected the flowering and setting of the figs in Alicante, as the fruit is very sensitive to changes in the climate. The harvest, which has started a week early this year, has been reduced by 50% compared to last season.
04 06
2020
Spain - Shortages and high prices for stone fruit
“The Spanish stone fruit season this year is characterised by a very low supply. Due to the bad weather in Spain, there was not much stone fruit available until 10 days ago. There is clearly less fruit on the market than in previous years,” says Henk Vlaeminck of Van Dijk Foods Belgium. There were sufficient apricots until two weeks ago, but there have been shortages since last week.