Germany - Potato shortage after record hot, dry summer17.09.2018 232 views
Spain - Rosa de Barbastro tomato production one million less than expected
The Spanish Rosa de Barbastro tomato campaign ended with a yield of two million kilos. That is 1 million less than the initial forecast of the season. The decrease affected small producers who faced various challenges.
India - Crop damage caused by unseasonal rains climbs to 390,000 hectares
According to new estimates, the crop damage caused by the unseasonal rains over the last few days has climbed to 390,000 hectares. The maximum damage has been in Yavatmal, where 130,000 hectares of crops have been affected.
Spain - 30% of Malaga's avocado and mango crops are going to die
“Producers in Malaga believe that they've lost a third of their subtropical crops due to two consecutive years of drought,” stated Enrique Colilles, the president of the recently established Avocado and Mango Inter-branch Organization.
Spain - Due to the weakness of the trees, this year there has been a major problem with aerial fungus
In just a few weeks, the passion fruit harvest will begin on the Costa Tropical of Granada, after a mango campaign that, in the case of Finca El Edén, has been quite good. "We are specialized in the production and marketing of organic tropical fruit, and when it comes to mangoes, we grow the Irwin variety," said Eva Cantos, owner of the farm.
India - Unseasonal rains dash hopes of groundnut growers in Bundelkhand
Groundnut produce worth lakhs of rupees kept in open in the mandi got soaked in various parts of Bundelkhand region, including Mahoba and Banda, destroying at least thousands of quintals of the produce. With more rains predicted over the next few days, the problem could only get worse.
Syria - Wild boars cause panic and destroy crops in western Idlib
The young man ran quickly, carrying a gun that he used for guarding his grocery, towards the wild boars, which were trying to cross the river to attack children and women. He and the fellow residents who responded to the sounds were able to force the swines to flee.
Tunisia - Maghreb farmers embrace drones to fight climate change
A drone buzzed back and forth above rows of verdant orange trees planted near Nabeul, eastern Tunisia. The black unmanned aircraft, equipped with a multi-lens camera and sensors, has been enlisted by Tunisian farmers to help adapt to years of drought and erratic weather patterns caused by climate change.
India - Interim insurance aid given but crop loss relief eludes ryots
The farmers of Dharwad district who have been hit by intense drought finally have some respite as interim crop insurance has been sanctioned. However, compensation for crop loss, which has been a major demand of drought-hit farmers, remains elusive.