Uganda - The SUM-Africa project for smallholder farmers sets higher targets for 201911.02.2019 416 views
USA - Invasive beetles threaten California almond crop
California farmers are responsible for growing 80% of the world's almonds, but an invasive beetle from Australia may be causing a big blow to the industry. The roughly 2.5-millimeter-long Carpohilus truncates beetle has been detected in Stanislaus, Merced, Madera and Kings County.
Millions of Africans at risk of food and energy insecurity, poverty as climate crisis advances
Extreme weather conditions are expected to have severe repercussions on the economy, agricultural productivity, water resources, and energy security across the developing world, a new study has found.
Bayer Crop Science Philippines supports vegetable farmers through climate change conditions
The Philippines topped the World Risk Report with a 46.82 world risk index as a country prone to natural calamities due to climate change. The Department of Science and Technology reports that an average of 20 storms and typhoons enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility each year, with about 8 or 9 of them crossing the Philippines, causing loss of lives and destruction to property and livelihoods.
India - Tamil Nadu allocates Rs 940 crore relief to 12.58 lakh farmers hit by droughts and floods
In a recent announcement, Tamil Nadu's Agriculture Minister M R K Panneerselvam revealed that the state government has allocated Rs 940 crore in relief funds for farmers who faced crop losses due to droughts or floods over the past three years. The aid covers those affected by the December 2023 floods in Thoothukudi district.
Canada - New $9.2 million aid program for farmers battling climate extremes in province
Imagine standing on the edge of a field, the soil beneath your feet a patchwork of cracks, each one telling a story of struggle against nature's whims. Last year, farmers across our province faced an unprecedented challenge, as wildfires and floods laid siege to their livelihoods, turning fertile fields into stark reminders of vulnerability.
India - Rabi crops wheat, gram, peas and lentils damaged due to hail, frost and cold
In Madhya Pradesh, the recent onslaught of hail, frost, and excessive cold has wreaked havoc on Rabi crops such as wheat, gram, peas, and lentils. A preliminary survey conducted by the government has revealed distressing numbers, with over 3,000 farmers across 34 tehsils reporting crop damage.
Italy - Fears of a cold and rainy spring after a mild winter
There continues to be concern about the climatic conditions that have marked this Sicilian citrus campaign, with temperatures high for the seasonal average and the alarming prospect of a cold spring full of atmospheric precipitation. Some concern comes from the Di Pasquale brothers, known as the founders of the Donnalia brand.
Italy - Orange season in Sicily faces a complex climatic scenario
The situation for Sicilian citrus growers is complex, as they continue to suffer from a prolonged drought that is not helping the already precarious commercial situation. Pietro Russo, a long-time citrus grower from Lentini (SR), discusses the situation and takes stock of the current season.