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05.10.2022

Palestine - Gaza date harvest not very plentiful

In Gaza, the harvest season of dates starts in late September and lasts until the end of October. The area has about 12,000 dunams (1,200 ha) of agricultural land for palm trees. According to the Agriculture Ministry, about 8,500 dunams are fruitful while the rest are currently unproductive.

05.10.2022

Spain - Climate change could make tropical fruits industry unfeasible

Andalucia in southern Spain is home to Europe's largest avocado plantations. These fruits are sought after, but they require special care. Each kilogram of fruit needs 800 liters of water.

05.10.2022

Australia - La Niña to increase number of cyclones, flooding rains across north

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is warning residents in the north of the country to be on alert for a greater possibility of cyclones developing and potential flooding in coming months, as the region enters its third La Niña wet season in a row.

05.10.2022

USA - Ian's remnants across the region, damage cotton crop

The remnants of Hurricane Ian had minimal impact on Perquimans County during the storm’s passing over the region Friday night.The storm’s strong winds — wind gusts reached 35 mph — did spur power outages and block roadways with downed tree limbs.

05.10.2022

Australia - Farmers brace for ‘wet drought’ as rain threatens major crop loss

Farmers across eastern Australia are preparing for the possibility of a “wet drought” and major crop losses as parts of New South Wales and southern Queensland brace formore wet weather and flash flooding.

05.10.2022

Pakistan - Floods destroy 70pc kharif crops, inflict Rs350bn loss

The Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB) has sought 50 per cent fertiliser subsidy for upcoming rabi and kharif crops, claiming that recent monsoon rains and flash floods had destroyed almost 70pc of kharif crops in Sindh which was ready to be harvested and inflicted estimated loss of Rs350 billion to farmers, livestock farm owners.

05.10.2022

Canada - Fiona delivers battering blow to Island agricultural industry

Collapsed barns, flattened crops and a harvest that will be impaired by both the impacts of heavy rain and downed trees in fields.That is the legacy Post Tropical Cyclone Fiona left to agriculture producers in PEI when it passed through the province with the force of a category 2 hurricane.

05.10.2022

India - 33% crop insurance claims pending under PMFBY

Three general insurance companies are yet to give₹446.52 crore, or about 33 per cent, of the estimated claim of₹1,363.2 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) to the farmers in Odisha till mid-September, according to a state government review.

04.10.2022

USA - Citrus crop losses from Ian expected to top 80 percent in some areas

Ray Royce,executive director of the Highlands Citrus Growers Association, has heard from more than a dozen citrus growers across the citrus growing region who are reporting between 15% to 80% of their fruit has falling.In some pockets, those losses could be even higher as flood waters are stubborn to return to lakes and streams and threaten to kill trees.

04.10.2022

UK - Potato yields suffered from dry spring and early summer

Potato yields in Britain are down significantly this season due to the hot, dry spring and early summer weather. For growers putting spuds into cold storage there is the added problem of higher electricity costs, with lower tuber numbers.

04.10.2022

USA - Florida grapefruit industry seeing minimal fruit loss post Hurricane Ian

Following Hurricane Ian’s arrival, Florida grapefruit looks to have made its way through the event with minimal effects. “We got extremely lucky,” says Dan Richey of Riverfront Packing Company. “The storm was bearing down and then it turned to the Northeast and that got us through.”

04.10.2022

Philippines - ‘Karding’ agricultural damage climbs to ₧3 billion

The Philippines’s agricultural damage and losses due to Typhoon “Karding” breached the P3-billion mark after the Department of Agriculture (DA) received and validated additional reports from the affected areas.

04.10.2022

Thailand - Worst flood in years damage crops

Thailand is battling the worst flooding in years with a large swathe of its crop land inundated by seasonal storms and swollen rivers, threatening to fuel food prices and hinder a nascent tourism recovery.

04.10.2022

USA - Texas farmers facing worst cotton harvest in years

Fields of white cotton are few and far between this year. Hopes for a good crop dried up for many farmers as the drought took its toll.In the world’s largest cotton patch, the 25 contiguous counties around Lubbock, most fields are barren.

04.10.2022

India - Rs 202.64 crore transferred to farmers for the loss of crops

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that while the arrangements in urban areas were affected due to heavy rains in this monsoon, farmers in rural areas had to face a lot of difficulties due to excessive rainfall. The state government has left no stone unturned in providing assistance in this hour of crisis.

04.10.2022

India - Extreme rainfall damages nearly 4 million hectares of crops in Marathwada

Farmers in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region suffered yet another severe blow due to incessant rains during August and September. This comes after the farmers had incurred severe losses worth crores of rupees during July, 2022.

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