Showing posts with label agriculture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label agriculture. Show all posts

Monday, October 24, 2016

Egypt limits area for rice cultivation in 2017 to preserve water

Egypt will decrease land area used for rice production in the 2017 season with a decrease of 34.6 percent, according to a decree issued by the Ministry of Irrigation and published in the Official Gazette on Sunday.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Climate change could push 122 mn into extreme poverty, UN report says

Climate change could sink up to 122 million more people into extreme poverty by 2030, mostly in South Asia and Africa, where small farmers will see their output plummet, the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) warned Monday.

Monday, September 12, 2016

133 killed, 395 missing, 107K displaced in N. Korean flooding – UN

Severe flooding in North Korea has led to the deaths of 133 people, with 395 reported missing, according to the UN. More than 100,000 have been forced to flee their homes.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

African nations appeal for funding for drought mitigation

A week-long drought conference ended Friday in Namibia's capital Windhoek, with a call for international help for funding as 200 million people in Africa are food insecure.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Bee decline warning for farmers, consumers: New Zealand study

New Zealand's pillar agriculture industry stands to lose up to 728 million NZ dollars (523.36 million US dollars) a year if the local honeybee population continues to fall, researchers said Wednesday.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

14 dead, 72 missing in north China's heavy downpour

Torrential rain in north China's Hebei Province since Wednesday morning has left 14 dead and 72 others missing, according to the provincial civil affairs bureau on Thursday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Repairs begin on dike in rain-battered central China

Construction has begun to repair a dike that breached Sunday in central China's Hubei Province and will be completed in five days, rescuers said.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

UN highlights risk reduction, mitigation to combat El Niño’s impact in Central America’s Dry Corridor

The international community must take urgent action to help build resilience, food security, and restore livelihoods in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which are impacted by drought and other extreme-weather effects of the El Niño phenomenon, senior United Nations officials today said.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lightning, thunderstorms kill 23 in north India

At least 23 people were killed in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh due to thunderstorms and lightning, officials said Wednesday.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Heatwave continues to sweep across South Asia

A heatwave has been sweeping across South Asia for several weeks, with temperatures remaining at least five degrees Celsius above the seasonal norm. In some areas temperatures have reached nearly 50C.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Al menos nueve muertos y 93.000 afectados por lluvias en noreste de India

Al menos nueve personas murieron y cerca de 93.000 se han visto afectadas por las fuertes lluvias caídas en los últimos días en el estado de Assam, en el noreste de la India, informó hoy la Autoridad de Gestión de Desastres regional (Asdma, en inglés).

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Deadly Heat Wave Is Sweeping Through India


A years-long drought in India is starting to take a toll on 330 million of the country’s residents as people suffer from water shortages and poor farmers are helpless to save their dying crops.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

China doubles water release to help Vietnam

At the request of Vietnam, China has doubled the amount of water being discharged from the Jinghong Hydropower Station, which is in Southwest China's Yunnan province, to help alleviate the drought. The station is on the upper reaches of the river, which is known in China as the Lancang River.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Chinese Dams Blamed for Exacerbating Southeast Asian Drought

As China opened one of its six dams on the upper Mekong River last month to help parched Southeast Asian countries down river cope with a record drought, it was hailed as benevolent water diplomacy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

China releasing water to Mekong River countries

China will discharge water from a dam to the lower reaches of the Mekong River to alleviate drought in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Vietnam's Mekong Delta hit hard by severe drought

The ongoing serious drought is damaging some 160,000 hectares of paddy rice in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, causing losses of some 5,000 billion Vietnamese dong (222.2 million U.S. dollars), and affecting about 290,000 hectares of fruit trees, local media reported Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

State of Emergency Declared in 15 Flooded Serbian Municipalities

The government's press office said a state of emergency has been declared on Tuesday for 15 municipalities because of flood-related damages.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Advierten sobre la rápida disminución de polinizadores y su efecto sobre cosechas

La Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre Biodiversidad y Servicios de los Ecosistemas (IPBES en inglés) llegó a esta inquietante conclusión en su primer informe, divulgado esta semana en Kuala Lumpur, y en un documento para frenar una espiral perjudicial para la alimentación de las poblaciones.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Mekong Delta faces worst drought, saltwater intrusion in century

Parts of Mekong Delta in Vietnam have been experiencing the most serious drought and saltwater encroachment in the past nearly 100 years, local media reported Friday.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Philippine Province Under State of Calamity as El Niño Damages 27,000 Hectares of Crops

Local media reported that the government of North Cotabato placed the entire province under a state of calamity as crop damage rose significantly because of the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon, which was aggravated by rat infestation in five towns.

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