Kadur taluk and three hoblis of Chikkamagaluru taluk are reeling under drought-like situation. With the withering of horticulture and agriculture crops, the district administration has estimated the loss at Rs 35.46 crore. The officials from revenue, agriculture and horticulture departments had conducted a joint survey led by tahsildar and submitted a report to the district administratoion. The district administration is likely to submit the report to State government within two days, said highly placed sources to Deccan Herald.
Owing to deficient rainfall in Uttara Kannada district, there was crop loss on about 25,000 hectares so far and the estimated loss was put at Rs. 17crore, according to ZP president. She was addressing the Karnataka Development Programme review meeting in Karwar on Friday. As per the primary survey, there was crop loss on 9,900 hectares in Mundgod taluk, 9,000 hectares in Haliyal, 5,000 hectares in Sirsi, 450 hectares in Joida, 440 hectares in Yellapur and 230 hectares in Siddapur taluk, she said.
The long dry spell in Jharkhand is worrying both farmers and agriculture scientists who fear crop loss, especially in seven districts, if this weather condition continues for another week. The agriculture department on Thursday convened an 'urgent meeting' of the representatives of farmers' bodies in the state, district agriculture officers and scientists of Birsa Agriculture University to assess the ground situation.
Farmers in 44 counties across Upstate New York are eligible for federal disaster aid after suffering 2015 crop losses from extreme weather that included flash floods, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The crop losses were the result of excessive rain, high winds, hail, lightning and tornadoes that occurred between May 1 and July 14, according to USDA Secretary, who authorized the disaster declaration.
Poland will pay more than 500 million zlotys ($135 million) in compensation to the thousands of farmers who have lost crops and fodder because of drought and unusually high temperatures, the agriculture minister said Tuesday. Authorities estimate tens of thousands of Polish farms involving at least 800,000 hectares (2 million acres) have lost large portions of their crops, meat and milk production as pastures have dried up.
As a consequence of climate change, agriculture in many parts of the world has become a riskier business activity. Given the dependence on agriculture in developing countries, this increased risk has a potentially dramatic effect on the lives of people throughout the developing world especially as it relates to their financial inclusion and sustainable access to capital.
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