Southern Madagascar has been experiencing ongoing drought since 2019, and the devastating consequences are pushing local communities to the brink. Roughly 1.3 million people – more than one in three people in the area– have become food insecure in what … Continue reading Drought in Madagascar: How can communities adapt to climate change?
The Union Agriculture Ministry, in a first, is set to get its own disaster management plan to help respond in a timely manner to natural disasters such as droughts and floods, as well as black swan events such as the … Continue reading India: Agriculture ministry set to get its disaster management plan
Beef cattle sales in Namibia have fallen 31% so far this year compared with the same period in 2019, despite producer price increases of 2% for slaughter cattle and 39% for weaners. As a result, weaner exports declined 49% between … Continue reading Namibian livestock industry devastated by prolonged drought
Drought has always posed a threat to agriculture, and over the past 50 years, many regions have experienced longer and harsher droughts. This is especially a problem in sub-Saharan Africa, where 96% of farmers rely on rainfall to grow their … Continue reading Research on sweetpotato’s wild relatives reveals options for dealing with drought
Have you insured your farm as a farmer? How well are you informed about agricultural insurance products on the market available for smallholder farmers in Ghana? Interestingly, over 90% of smallholder farmers in Ghana have no clue about agricultural insurance, … Continue reading All you need to know about Agricultural Insurance in Ghana
The smallholder farmers in Kwahu Afram Plains in the Eastern Region are weeping over drought that has hit so early in the area. The area has not recorded any rainfall for two months disrupting the minor farming seasons which is … Continue reading Early drought disrupts minor planting season Kwahu Afram Plains