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Indian farmers have planted 23.4 million hectares with summer crops, down 27% from this time a year ago, according to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, buffeted by patchy monsoon

Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

Increasing temperatures, changing monsoon and more frequent extreme climate events are posing a threat to food security in India.

High population growth rates in Ethiopia are likely to aggravate farmland scarcity, as the agrarian share of the population stays persistently high, but also create increasing demand for food and non-food biomass.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Crop Loss Due to Adverse Weather, 25/06/2019. The Government monitor calamity-wise / crop-wise / season-wise crop loss due to sudden change in weather on regular basis.

Rain-fed agriculture currently constitutes 60–95% of farmed land across the developing world. Changing rainfall patterns could have a large impact on agriculture in developing countries. Using over 20 different climate models, researchers have projected how precipitation could be affected by climate change.

Narendra Modi and the NDA won a famous electoral victory last month, consolidating political power in a manner that many had not imagined was possible in contemporary India.

With 87% of the country’s geographical area falling under deficient/large deficient category as on Monday — as against 82% on June 11 — and private forecaster Skymet saying it will now be difficult

This paper connects three different areas of inquiry - climate change, gender and nutrition – by exploring whether women’s empowerment in agricultural production leads to increased diversification in the use of farmland.

The crop-loan target for FY19 was Rs 58,324 crore for Maharashtra

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