Manakkudy estuary, located on the South-West coast of India has production of seaweeds to an amount of 15.59 kg/m2/yr. Four different types of seaweeds viz., Chaetomorpha aerea, Enteromorpha compressa, Gracilaria verrucosa and Hypnea musciformis were observed in this estuary. Highest production of biomass (C. aerea = 842.33

Hambantota District is a major paddy (rice) producing area in the southern coastal region of Sri Lanka. Communities here have been experiencing salt water intrusion into their rice fields, leading to reduced yields. This has been caused largely by seawater contamination of irrigation systems.

Rajiv Shah | TNN

Speakers at a function here have said that the country had been experiencing dismal climate change causing a grave concern to agriculture, food, human health, irrigation, navigation, soil, bio-diversity, environment, livelihood and water levels.

Peasant leader Ghulam Rasool Sehto has urged the Sindh government to help end water shortage, waterlogging and salinity in Khairpur district, particularly in Faiz Gunj taluka.

Large tracts of paddy fields have been inundated and about 35 wells in Kushem Waddo, Aldona, has been polluted by the flow of saline water, as the 250-metre bundh near ferry wharf in Corjuem (Aldona) has breached at seven places.

The loss of organic matter is major concern for Pakistans croplands, as the organic matter plays an important role in the physical structure of soils and, more importantly, is a medium for biological processes.

The Awami League government has initiated the process of construction of the Ganges Barrage for facilitating poverty reduction and economic growth through an integrated water management project in the country

Soil scientists and agronomists revealed that salinity has started rising in the agriculture fields with indiscriminate and unwise using of salt in the country's northwestern region creating an apprehension of detrimental impact to soil nutrients and fertility.

Researchers at Binerpota Agriculture Research Centre here have evolved two new varieties of salinity-tolerant soybean seed ushering in a high hope of providing nutrition to the poor people at lower cost.

Researchers of the Centre under Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute, after relentless efforts since 2002, finally evolved BARI Soybean-5 and Sohag varieties of soybean seeds in 2007.