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23.06.2022

France - Producers hit hard by hail storms

Very violent hail storms hit France in the night from Sunday to Monday. Nearly 21 departments had been placed under orange alert for thunderstorms by the French weather service, Météo France. Several producers have already reported damage to their productions.

23.06.2022

India - Insurance scheme for Guntur chilli growers launched

In an attempt to save small farmers from unfavourable price fluctuations due to unpredictable market conditions, Syngenta India has entered into an agreement to with Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC) for chilli growers in Guntur.

23.06.2022

Canada - Manitoulin Island farmer loses crops due to thunderstorm, strong winds

A farmer from Manitoulin Island estimates he lost a quarter of his winter squash cropand some ground cherriesdue to a storm that produced strong winds last Friday. Wind gusts were up to 80 km/h from a storm that hit parts of northeastern Ontario, including Manitoulin Island.

23.06.2022

Bangladesh - Climate change puts farmers’ reliance on rice varieties to the test

Fifty-two-year-old Dhonjoy Mondol grows rice on his plot in the district of Sunamganj in northeastern Bangladesh. This year, he harvested 12 metric tons of rice from the 4-hectare (10-acre) plot; a few years previously, the same piece of land would have yielded double that amount.

23.06.2022

USA - Yellowstone flooding leaves uncertainty for farmers and ranchers in heavy-hit areas

The recent flooding along the Yellowstone River has left major questions for Montana’s largest industry. Lost equipment and livestock on top of rising diesel, fertilizer and seed prices have put Carbon County farmers and ranchers in tougher-than-usual circumstances while looking at the months ahead.

23.06.2022

Rwanda - Environmentalists urge climate resilience to avert losses

From loss of human life and livestock, to crop failure and food insecurity to infrastructure destruction, climate change is having far-reaching effects on communities. To reverse such a situation, environmentalists have called for greater adaptation efforts for resilience against climate shocks.

23.06.2022

USA - Hot, dry conditions scorch Kansas wheat, putting crops and farmers at risk

Usually, Kansas is known for its fields of waist-high golden wheat. But this year, the blistering conditions have withered some of the crop into short, patchy straw. Standing in one of his fields in northwest Kansas, Chris Tanner wonders if it'll even make it through harvest.

23.06.2022

India - Shaheen concerned over losses caused by recent incessant rains

National Conference leader and District President, Ramban Mr Sajjad Shaheen on Wednesday expressed concern over losses caused to infrastructure, private property and the crops due to recent incessant rains and sought immediate survey of the damages so that the affected people are compensated.

22.06.2022

Nepal - Managing seeds and agricultural losses in the wake of extreme climate events

As climate change-induced disasters surge around the world, it is the people of the least developed countries paying the bulk of the costs. According to the International Disaster Database, the number of disasters across the globe has risen by 74.5% — comparing data from 1980–1999 with 2000–2019 — and these numbers are expected to increase due to the most recent climate change scenarios.

22.06.2022

USA - Missouri farmers desperate for rain as future of crops hangs in the balance

Early summer heat and a lack of rain is causing major problems for area farmers as they attempt to salvage this year’s crops. A rainy spring forced most crop farmers to plant corn and soybeans one to two months behind schedule, leaving young plants to fend off the intense heat in June.

22.06.2022

Spain - Bell pepper production in Murcia begins to recover after falling 30% below the usual level

The open ground bell pepper production is recovering in the Spanish region of Murcia after having been reduced by about 30% in the first part of the campaign due to the impact of bad weather in the early spring.

22.06.2022

Spain - Solution against flatheaded borer worm pest in almonds

Biological control of the flatheaded borer worm pest is becoming common among Spanish almond tree growers, who are demanding truly effective solutions against a very harmful pest, capable of causing the death of the tree. In fact, the insect's larvae feed directly on the roots of the almond tree and, if not controlled in time, the uprooting of the tree can become the only alternative available to the grower.

22.06.2022

India - More than 6,000 farmers apply for crop insurance rectification in undivided Anantapur dist.

More than 6,000 farmers in undivided Anantapur district have applied for rectification of crop insurance compensation or have applied anew for the payment of compensation as they had lost their crop during the last kharif season, either due to excess rain or drought.

22.06.2022

Spain - The decrease in bulb calibers alone would result in a nearly 20% decrease in the harvest

The president of the National Garlic Table and the Coopaman second-degree cooperative, Julio Bacete, has stated that the garlic is drying up ahead of time, especially where water is scarce, because of the heat wave there's been these days and the high temperatures in May.

22.06.2022

East Africa gains the upper hand on locusts

East Africa's yearslong battle against destructive swarms of locusts appears to be nearing an end with an encouraging assessment from the United Nations.

21.06.2022

Spain - Very complicated stone fruit season

The Meseguer establishments started their stone fruit season over a month ago with the Spanish origin. “This year, the season is very complicated,” explains Benoît Maillard-Guillon of the import company specialized in stone fruits, among others.

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