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30.11.2022

India - Ratlam farmers still await insurance payouts for crop loss incurred years ago

In 2018, when heavy rains destroyed his soybean crops, Sunil Patidar of Shivpur was not worried as he had insured his crops under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). He filed for mid-seasonal crop loss claim immediately, expecting to use the money for the next crop cycle.

30.11.2022

Israel - 2022-2023 citrus season estimated to be lower and challenging

The 2022-2023 citrus harvest currently underway in Israel is expected to be lower as logistics issues are also hampering business and will contribute to another “challenging year”.

30.11.2022

Kenya - Can insuring farmers keep the peace?

When Josephine Kisero moved her family down the hill to a new home with a larger plot of land in Mwankoma village, in southern Kenya, she planned to grow enough crops, including corn, sunflowers and cassava, to provide for her six children.

30.11.2022

What you need to know about the COP27 Loss and Damage Fund

The establishment of aLoss and Damage Fundwas, for many, the highlight of the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 27) and the culmination of decades of pressure from climate-vulnerable developing countries.

30.11.2022

USA - Colorado crop progress and condition report

Another primarily dry week allowed harvest to conclude in most areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the United States Drought Monitor for November 22, over 49 percent of the State was categorized in moderate drought or worse, up from the previous week.

30.11.2022

India - Jagan releases Rs 200 crore input subsidy to 8.68 lakh farmers

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy released Rs 200 crore to benefit 8.68 lakh farmers towards input subsidy and zero interest rate loans, into their bank accounts at the press of a button, reiterating his commitment for welfare of farmers in the state.

30.11.2022

High-resolution spatial maps to assess climate-related shocks

ICRISAT scientists in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have developed high-resolution spatial maps that enable cropland mapping for insurance claims and agriculture policy decision-making on targeting regenerative agriculture (RA).

28.11.2022

Trinidad and Tobago - Farmers struggle to sprout after back-to-back floods

Scores of farmers across the country are reeling from the effects of back-to-back flooding, skyrocketing costs of chemicals and fertilisers with many of them of the verge of giving up.

28.11.2022

Kenya - Rice-eating apple snail wreaks havoc

When Kenyan rice farmer Andrew Wangura was preparing for planting, he noticed unusual fruit – “some strawberries” – on plants growing in his irrigation channels. A few days later, his neighbour Susan Njane and other farmers reported similar odd experiences.

28.11.2022

Australia - The ‘biggest challenge’ facing Victorian grain farmers right now

Victorian grain farmers are doing it tough amid the flood crisis.Grain Growers chair and fifth-generation farmer from Quambatook, Brett Hosking, says 30 to 40 per cent of his crop has been wiped out and the harvest has been delayed.

28.11.2022

India - Excessive rainfall-affected farmers upset over getting paltry amounts as crop insurance

A number of farmers in Maharashtra whose crops were damaged due to excessive rains claimed to have received very low compensation amounts, with one cultivator getting only Rs 90 for his crop losses.

28.11.2022

USA - California farms face $3 billion loss from historic drought

The state’s driest three-year period on record resulted in the crop revenue losses after growers left a total of 1.3 million acres unplanted over 2021 and 2022 as compared with 2019, according to a study commissioned by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

28.11.2022

USA - The importance of crop insurance

The food security we enjoy in this country is thanks in part to crop insurance. National Crop Insurance Services recently interviewed farmers about the importance of crop insurance including Michigan blueberry growers Shelly Hartmann who says growing a specialty crop comes with risks.

28.11.2022

India - Centre has released crop insurance funds

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday lambasted Odisha government for holding up installment of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) even though the Centre has already released the funds.

25.11.2022

USA - Drought dramatically shrinking California farmland, costing $1.7 billion

In the fall, rice fields in the Sacramento Valley usually shine golden brown as they await harvesting. This year, however, many fields were left covered with bare dirt.“It’s a disaster,” said rice farmer Don Bransford. “This has never happened. Never. And I’ve been farming since 1980.”

25.11.2022

Nigeria - Food insecurity aggravated by harvest losses

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Abubakar, has statedthat Nigeria’s food insecurity is being aggravated by harvest losses estimated at billions of naira annually.

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