Over a quarter of India's population is affected by the ongoing drought conditions prevailing in large parts of the country. DW examines the reasons behind the problem and the steps needed to alleviate it. The ongoing spell of drought and severe water shortages are affecting more than 300 million people in the country, the Indian government said recently, turning the spotlight on a problem that has frequently plagued the South Asian nation in recent years. There are various ways in which a drought can be defined.
The Insurance companies can co-operate with insurers and use meteostation’s data for the risks control. The station allows getting weather information in the real-time regime for exact time determination of the risk event beginning, descriptions of risk and duration of influence on the insured crops or animals.
It is in the spring, from the first signs of bud swell through post bloom that fruit buds, flowers, developing fruit and emerging shoots are the most sensitive to low temperature (frost) injury. The best protection for avoiding a spring frost is locating the fruit planting on a proper site. However, most sites are not perfect, and may benefit from additional frost protection.
While satellite data provide significant advantages over conventional surface-based observations, there are also important limitations in how the data can be used to infer information about the state of the atmosphere. Specifically, information about the atmosphere is obtained indirectly by measuring the properties of electromagnetic radiation arriving at a space-borne sensor. That is, weather variables, such as precipitation or surface temperature, need to be inferred from quantities that provide a proxy for the weather variables of interest.
Adapting technology originally developed to detect and identify aircraft, the tech company Raytheon has developed a device that delivers radar waves to stop crops from freezing. To test the Tempwave’s effectiveness at warming crops, Raytheon, working with a large citrus grower, Paramount Citrus, recently tested the Tempwave system on a quarter acre plot of naval […]
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is an intergovernmental organisation. It was founded in 1924. Today 170 countries are the members of OIE. The OIE provides technical support to Member Countries requesting assistance with animal disease control and eradication operations, including diseases transmissible to humans.
Reinsurers are playing often a key role in developing new agricultural insurance markets. In agriculture, finance of inputs and lending for crop inputs is very often linked to the availability of crop insurance and hence reinsurance. Being in the financial service industry Partner Re sees its role in providing risk capital for risk transfer with all the financial services that go along with that process. For Partner Re the sector of agriculture insurance has been defined clearly as a main strategic target.
Farmers face a variety of market and production risks that make their incomes volatile from year to year. In many cases, farmers also confront the risk of catastrophe, as, for example, when crops are destr oyed by drought or pest outbreaks or when assets and lives are lost to hurricanes and floods. These risks are particularly burdensome to the poor, including many small farmers. Unless adequately managed, they can slow economic development and poverty reduction and contribute to humanitarian crises.
Sprinkler irrigation systems are rainfall-like methods of distributing water throughout soil. Water is distributed through a network of pipes by pumping, which—through spray heads—sprays it into the air, breaks it up into tiny drops falling to the soil. It is one of four basic irrigation methods; the other three are subsurface, surface or gravity and trickle irrigations.
Small grain diseases that are more severe under dry soil conditions in North Dakota include wheat streak mosaic virus and common root rot. These two diseases add stress to the small grain plant which is already under stress from lack of moisture and too much heat. Wheat streak mosaic is a virus disease primarily attacking wheat crops, and is transmitted by wheat curl mites.
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