Uganda - The SUM-Africa project for smallholder farmers sets higher targets for 201911.02.2019 124 views
France - Thousands of hectares directly threatened to disappear
While the European Commission has just presented its proposal for a regulation on the “sustainable use of pesticides”, the text that was revealed predicts a real disaster for European agriculture.
USA - Megadrought in California leads some to rely on dowsing
On June 1, water restrictions officially began for many people in Southern California. It is an effort to mitigate the effects of a megadrought. Overall, the last two decades in California have gone on the record as the hottest and driest in the previous 1,200 years.
Ukraine - War causes indirect losses in agriculture of $23bn
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to an estimated $23 billion in indirect losses due to production decreases, logistics disruptions, and lower prices for exports.
Intensifying heat waves threaten South Asia’s struggling farmers
Sitting in a semi-circle in the yard outside of a village school in Nepal, a group of farmers share their concerns about the future. They discuss how the rain is unreliable – droughts and floods are both becoming more common. The heat is overwhelming before the rains come.
Bangladesh - Farmers face hunger after loss of crops
When the floods came this year, it was not just the rice in the paddy fields that were washed away, but also those stored at homesteads — leaving many in a state of food insecurity.
Tunisia - Heat wave and fires damaging grain harvest
A heat wave and fires are badly damaging Tunisia's grain harvest, leadig the farmers union to forecast that output will fall well short of government hopes. Loss of grain production comes as the North African country struggles with food importation costs driven higher by the war in Ukraine.
USA - West Texas farmers and ranchers fear the worst as drought, heat near 2011 records
Lloyd Arthur can run his hand through the soil at his cotton farm and know what kind of year he’s going to have. His dry, cracked field is making him think this could be a repeat of one of the state’s worst years.
India - District reports crop loss of 82 lakh this month
Banana, paddy, tuber and vegetable cultivation in 13.720 hectares in Ernakulam were lost due to monsoon rains in June so far. In the heavy pre-monsoon rain, the district had reported crop loss to the tune of Rs 3.25cr in just one week from May 15. Crops in 165 hectares were damaged in the rain.