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15.10.2021

India - Exposed at sea, fishers need better insurance to manage climate risks

Rufino Possa, 52, a fisher from Uttan, a coastal village in north Mumbai, returned home on October 2, after 12 days at sea, four days more than he planned. The rough seas churned up by Cyclone Gulab towards the end of September meant that he could not find any catch.

15.10.2021

USA - Summer weather still impacting farmers as fall harvest begins

It was a summer of significant crop loss for U.S. farmers as drought and severe rain events tore through the country. As the fall harvest season begins, some farmers are still recovering. In Northeast Ohio, harvest season will start late on Jason Schriver’s 300 acres of farmland.

15.10.2021

USA - Storms down fungus-infected crops

A combination of fungus and this week’s stormy weather is ravaging crops. We first told you about tar spot on Monday. It has been devasting to farmers. “Going into this, this should have been one of the best crops the guy has ever raised in to see it now flat,” said Marc Eads, farming consultant.

15.10.2021

USA - Idaho sees 40 percent reduction in 2021-2022 onion crop

Idaho onions have finished with harvest and one grower says there’s a 40 percent reduction in the crop over last year. "I attribute it to five different things,” says Shay Myers of Parma, ID-based Owyhee Produce. “There was record dry weather, record windy weather, record high temperatures, record smoke-filled skies and a record labor shortage.”

15.10.2021

China - Apple supply at risk due to hailstorms in Shaanxi Province

Last month, the average price of Chinese apples rose by 1.7% m-o-m to USD 1,115/MT due to several extreme weather events in the northwest of China. China is the world’s largest producer of apples, accounting for almost half of global production.

15.10.2021

Time will tell if challenging 2021 grape harvest affects wines across world

The heady aroma of crushed grapes (must, as it is known in the industry) is filling the air of wineries across the Northern Hemisphere. Starting as early as August in some regions, and continuing into October in others (depending on varietal and climate), the 2021 grape harvest is shaping up to be one for the record books—not all of it in a good way.

15.10.2021

Philippines - Agriculture damage due to Maring now over P1B

The damage left to the country’s agriculture sector by Severe Tropical Storm Maring after ravaging northern Luzon and parts of the Visayas has risen to more than a billion pesos, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Friday.

15.10.2021

India - No MSP procurement of Bajra in state, farmers facing losses up to Rs 1000 per quintal

The Bajra (Millet) producing farmers of Rajasthan are facing a loss of up to Rs 900-1000 per quintal as there is no MSP (minimum support price) procurement of the crop in the state till now. The issue is heating up as the neighbouring state Haryana is not only procuring it but giving price differences to the Bajra producing farmers.

14.10.2021

India - Tamil Nadu allots funds to compensate for damages caused by wildlife

The government on Monday sanctioned Rs 6.42 crore for paying compensation for damages caused by wildlife in the state for 2021-22. The compensation is paid for human death, injury, crop loss, cattle-lifting and property damage but has not been distributed to the victims for the past three years, said a wildlife department official. In the western region alone, there are more than 600 cases pending, said an official.

14.10.2021

Philippines - Agri damage due to Maring reaches P608.5M

As Severe Tropical Storm Maring continued its track to exit the country, the weather disturbance left hundreds of millions of pesos worth of damage to the country’s crop sector, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Wednesday.

14.10.2021

USA - Widespread monoculture found to increase prevalence of pollinator parasites

A team of researchers affiliated with a host of entities across the U.S., has found evidence that suggests the practice of widespread monoculture has increased the prevalence of pollinator parasites. In their paper, the group describes their study of bees in California's Central Valley, and what they found.

14.10.2021

Mexico - Tamaulipas' lemon harvest will decrease by 40%

According to the National Agrifood Health, Safety, and Quality Service (Senasica), Tamaulipas will harvest up to 40% fewer lemons due to weather factors, such as the frosts at the beginning of the year and the subsequent drought. The region was going to produce 120,000 tons of lemons but it will only produce 64,000 tons.

14.10.2021

India - Get upto Rs 40000 under this Crop Insurance scheme

The Haryana government has authorised the implementation of the Mukhyamantri Bagwani Bima Yojana, which would pay horticulture farmers for crop losses caused by severe weather and natural disasters. This scheme will cover a total of 21 vegetables, fruits, and spice crops. This scheme will seek to protect farmers from natural disasters.

14.10.2021

India - Maharashtra offers Rs 10,000 crore relief to farmers who lost crop

A compensation package of Rs 10,000 crore was approved by the state cabinet on Wednesday for farmers who suffered crop loSs due to heavy rain between June and October this year. The compensation being offered by the state is higher than that offered by the Centre under National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF).

14.10.2021

Spain - 30% of La Palma's banana production has already been lost due to the advance of the lava

More than three weeks after the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted, the lava that continues to flow from its interior continues to devastate everything in its path, destroying houses, infrastructure, and banana plantations. The production of Platanos de Canarias is the economic engine of the island, accounting for 50% of its GDP and 30% of the jobs on the island.

14.10.2021

The importance of decentralized insurance in a destabilizing climate

What does it mean for economies, governments and communities when “once in a lifetime” weather events begin to occur on an annual basis? We are witnessing an entirely new scale of natural disasters across the world.

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