As it stands, Chile has a rain surplus compared to the previous year, but there is still a rain deficit compared to normal years. This means it is essential to continue working to improve the efficiency of water use through innovation. and the technification of irrigation. "We needed to break these 10-15 years of drought.
At a far-flung village in Oshana region in northern Namibia, Paulus Nuyoma herded his eight cattle to a water pond. “One, two, three…eight cattle are what I was left with after my livestock perished due to a dry spell. Not only is that, but looking on, this is the healthiest the cattle have looked in four years,” he said on Friday.
Scarce rainfall over the past two months has created abnormally dry conditions statewide, with some areas likely to experience an official drought by the end of the month. With no significant rain in sight, state environmental officials have already begun warning private residential well users to begin conserving water.
Heat, sun and drought - the past two summers showed which extremes are possible in Central Europe and thus also in Germany Dried up rivers and lakes, dried up fields, dying trees and daily forest fires were among the most serious consequences. The members of the Gartenbau-Versicherung (GV) also reported dry wells, empty cisterns or reduced city water supply.
Many fruit growers in the Mekong Delta have suffered losses this year due to crop failure caused by drought and saltwater intrusion, combined with a lower demand for fruits. Nguyen Ngoc Nhan, a rambutan grower in Binh Hoa Phuoc commune in Vinh Long province’s Long Ho district, said his commune has never suffered from salinity intrusion in the past, but this year water in canals have 0.3-0.4 percent salt content.
May 2020 has been the sunniest and driest calendar month on record, leaving growers across the UK in desperate need for rain to save their crops from the exceptionally dry conditions. With an average of 266 hours of sunlight and less than 10mm of rain last month, crop yields could be hit by up to half this harvest, which would see farmers taking a huge economic hit.
As coronavirus lockdowns disrupt food supply chains and shuttered restaurants curb demand for some of their produce, Belgium's farmers are grappling with another crisis - drought. Belgium is facing its driest May since the 19th century, with conditions that have stunted crop growth and cut yields in the agricultural province of West Flanders.
“The new season’s crop of orah mandarins will be available around February next year. Not long ago, the production area of Guangxi experienced extreme drought, which led to significant fruit drop issues. So far, 60-70% of the sprouts have fallen off the tree, so it seems that production this season as a whole may fall by 30-40%,” Ling, manager of Guangxi Jingxi Zhuangjin Agriculture Co., Ltd. said.
The south-central region of Vietnam is estimated to have 51,000 – 70,000 ha of farmlands facing a water shortage and a temporary halt to cultivation until there is rain or farmers switch to drought-resistant crops, according to the General Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
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