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China: Frequent heavy rain causes prices of spinach to soar

Recently, the price of spinach has continued to soar, and some markets have even experienced severe supply shortages. At present, the price of spinach in the market is around…

Chilean fresh fruit supplier commits to 100% clean energy supplies

Copefrut, a Chilean company with over 65 years in the production and export of traditional and organic fresh fruit, signed a contract to commit to 100 percent clean energy…

How changing climates are affecting global fruit production

Climate change has been affecting many different regions around the globe for decades, and the shift in weather is impacting fruit production. Areas that are being impacted…

Climate change is threatening Australia’s favorite fruits

This summer, Australian mango growers are expecting the smallest harvest in at least two decades. Cherry farmers are losing trees. Grape growers are having to deal with…

To develop and commercialize agri solutions to address climate change

Invaio Sciences secures $50 mln debt financing

Invaio Sciences,Inc., a Flagship Pioneering company unlocking the potential of natural systems to accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture to urgently address…

Northwestern University study looks at answers to climate change

Breadfruit: Potential food of the future

Climate models suggest breadfruit trees will grow well across the tropics for many decades to come. There is an especially big opportunity in tropical Africa, where large…

China: Heavy rains lead to highest reduction in pepper production in recent years

Henan, the main producing area of peppers, saw heavy rainfall in June, the early transplanting stage, which resulted in the seedlings in low-lying areas being drowned. Then,…

Hailstorm in Luochuan reduces apple production by around 20%

Apple production areas in the northwest of China were suddenly hit by hailstorms in late September. One of the most important apple production areas in China, Luochuan,…

Schweizer Bundesamt für Statistik (BFS):

The weather is putting a strain on Swiss agriculture in 2021

Swiss agriculture is expected to generate gross value added of CHF 4.1 billion in 2021, down 6.6% on the previous year. Total production is declining, while production costs…

Extreme drought affecting Colorado growers

In southwestern Colorado a little more than a decade ago, the region’s agricultural community considered the Mancos Valley to be one of the last best places to farm in an era…

China: The price of premium apples may set a new record

Previously, two major apple-producing areas in Luochuan and Fuxian, Yan'an, Shaanxi suffered severe hail disasters. Suddenly, hail broke out and hit the apples still hanging…

Persimmon, citrus and almond trees, among the most affected crops

Another hailstorm hit 17,200 hectares of crops in Spanish Region of Valencia

Last weekend, the agricultural sector in the Spanish Region of Valencia was affected by another hailstorm that hit approximately 17,200 hectares of crops throughout the province of Valencia, according to initial estimates of the Valencian Association of Agricultural Producers (Ava-Asaja). The hardest hit…

Pedro Paniagua, of Cobella: "In a matter of half an hour, everything was flooded".

Storm in Spanish province of Huelva hits Campo de Lepe, Cartaya, and La Redondela

The storm that hit Lepe, Cartaya, La Redondela, and Ayamonte last Thursday has caused considerable damages to the residents of these municipalities of the Spanish province of Huelva. As far as the agricultural sector is concerned, the damage to farms has also been significant. In the case of strawberries,…

Honduras' agricultural sector is still dealing with the consequences of Eta and Iota

Up until the end of July, Honduran agricultural activity registered an 8.4% drop, especially in banana, African palm, melon, watermelon, and sugar cane as a result of the…

Chilean fruit exports could decrease by 8% due to the drought

Chile has had alarmingly low levels of rainfall because of the drought it's experiencing and the agricultural sector is having to take these low levels into account in its…

The storms in Albacete affect the quality and volumes of leafy vegetables

There will be lettuce and spinach supply issues in the next two weeks

The main leafy vegetable-producing areas in Albacete were affected by a strong hailstorm on Thursday, September 16. According to industry sources, the hail caused damage to many crops, such as romaine lettuce, spinach, and baby lettuce crops. The fields accumulated large amounts of water, as more than 40…

First effects of the storm

A storm in the Valencian Community affected more than 20,000 tons of persimmons and citrus fruits

This week's storm in the Valencian Community has already had its first effects on agriculture. According to a provisional estimate of the Valencian Association of Farmers (Ava-Asaja), which was carried out in anticipation of new rainfall in the coming days, the rains have been generally beneficial for…

Central Africa

Researching climate-smart strategies for root, tuber and banana crops

Root, tuber and banana (RT&B) crops are widely cultivated across sub-Saharan Africa. The extensive planting of RT&B crops highlights their adaptive nature, but a team of…

The impacts of drought are already here

This summer, onion farmers in eastern Oregon and western Idaho faced a double threat to their livelihood. Even though most farmers had access to plenty of irrigation water, a lack of spring rain and hotter-than-normal summer temperatures hampered production.A dry spring resulted in fewer onions…

France: Cauliflower and artichokes become victims of the weather in Pas-de-Calais

The frost and the rains have severely impacted fruit productions, but vegetables have also suffered some losses. In Clairmarais (Pas-de-Calais), the Morel brothers are…

Regarding 2020 locust and cyclone damages

Horn of Africa pays the cost of interlinked disasters

The large swarm of locusts which hit the Horn of Africa in the Spring of 2020, and cyclone Amphan, which struck the border region of India and Bangladesh in May of that year,…

Instacrops develops Instafrost

Agtech Instacrops launch a solution that predicts frost 12 hours in advance with more than 90% accuracy

Chile's winter months are usually very cold and Chilean farmers are worried about a possible frost as the country's streets are frozen and Chile's central area is facing temperatures of nearly -5ºC. Even though many producers have systems or techniques to mitigate the effects of low temperatures on…

Storm destroys agricultural infrastructure and citrus and vegetable crops in the north of Castellon

Ava-Asaja warned that the storm that hit the Region of Valencia, which brought torrential rains, lightning and strong wind gusts, has caused localized damage to the agricultural sector, especially in the Castellon region of Baix Maestrat and in the northern part of the term of Vinaròs, bordering Alcanar,…

The most affected area was Vinaròs-Benicarló, in the district of Maestrat

The rains of the last five days didn't cause widespread damage in Valencia's countryside but affected some areas

According to La Unió de Llauradors, the torrential rains of the last five days didn't cause widespread damage in the Valencian countryside. However, they did cause localized and serious damage in certain areas, such as Vinaròs-Benicarló, Pedralba, and some towns of Plana Baixa, mainly. In the latter areas…

France: too much humidity for beets and potatoes in Picardy

The harvests should start in a month and producers in the Somme department are worried. This summer’s rainfall has favored the appearance of diseases on potatoes and beets.  Usually, the French region of Hauts-de-France produces nearly half of the 400,000 tons of beets harvested each year in France, but 2021…

Harvest may be delayed

Sweet potato growers hope for the best following Hurricane Ida

Following Hurricane Ida, which landed Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane and has since been downgraded to a tropical depression, sweet potato growers for the most part are waiting to find out what the effects of the weather event are. In Mississippi, some sweet potato growing areas have received 4+ inches…

What is causing the mega-drought in Chile?

A mass of warm water in the south of the Pacific located east of New Zealand could be behind the mega-drought that Chile has suffered for more than a decade, as it could…

Fresh produce industry likely not unscathed

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana

Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, early Sunday afternoon. According to the National Hurricane Center, it is an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 150 mph. The Center warned about catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash flooding in southeastern…

Fedefruta: "We find it incredibly valuable that resources are allocated to help producers"

Chile declares agricultural emergency due to water deficit in four regions

The Federation of Fruit Producers of Chile (Fedefruta) has highly valued the Ministry of Agriculture's recent declaration of agricultural emergency due to the water deficit in…

Ingenious farmers will show new level of creativity

What’s ahead for California and water?

With severe to exceptional drought affecting approximately 95 percent of California, questions are emerging about what lies ahead for this state’s agricultural near future. Matt Dusi of San Francisco, CA-based Wells Fargo’s food & agribusiness industry advisors team notes that as growers moved into 2021,…

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Climate change is affecting Massachusetts cranberry harvests

In southeastern Massachusetts, sources claim climate change is hurting cranberry growers. Shifts in the growing season are throwing off farmer’s schedules, and changes to…

The latest rain and hailstorm in Castilla-La Mancha affected more than 6,000 hectares

According to Agroseguro, the strong rain and hail storm in Castilla-La Mancha on August 24 affected more than 3,800 plots and more than 6,000 hectares in the autonomous…

Citrus growers worried about lack of water in Corsica

Since the 9th of July, the French department of Upper-Corsica has been placed in a state of drought vigilance by the prefecture. Some restriction measures have been taken for…

Ecologists in Action warn:

"Murcia consumes more than double the water it produces naturally"

"Desertification in itself isn't caused by climate change, it's caused by the misuse of land and water. Global warming only intensifies it," stated Ruben Vives, one of the…

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South Africa's heavy carbon footprint could become a shackle

A replay of the chaos (or 'insurrection', as many call it) that was rumoured to take place yesterday fortunately didn't materialise, but the South African Police Service took no chances, tightening security at police stations which were fearing "imminent attack" and defence force soldiers patrolling…

Drought leads Cordovan garlic growers to make a move this season

The uncertainty about the water supply for the next garlic season has led some agricultural producers in the province of Cordoba to make a move and look for new growing areas…

Malaysia

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee to assist durian farmers during lockdown

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee is intent on working out a mechanism for durian farmers in areas under Covid-19 lockdown to bring out their fruits to the market. Its…

Extreme temperatures in Spain due to recent heat wave accelerated stone fruit ripening in Aragon

The high temperatures recorded last week in Spain due to the intense heat wave have accelerated the ripening of stone fruit in the region of Aragon, bringing the end of the…

Climate events and changing weather patterns are already impacting food crops and supply

Following the UN's latest report regarding the impact of global warming evidence from Tridge shows how climate events and changing weather patterns are already impacting food…

Fedefruta and the Government will attend a work table to address the water crisis in Chilean fruit growing

Chilean fruit growers are extremely alarmed about the water crisis that has affected Chile for more than a decade, as it could play a decisive role in the future of the…

India: Storm damages the apple crop in Mandi

A storm caused considerable damage to the apple crop in Seraj area in Mandi district on Sunday, and has put the orchardists in distress. The apple crop in the region was ready for harvesting, but the sudden change in weather and strong winds damaged the orchards in the area. Govind, Tilak Raj and many…

"Spain should make an effort to plan the use of water to ensure yields in agriculture"

Climate change is a reality and the Mediterranean is one of the global hot spots

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), prepared by 234 authors from 66 countries, leaves no room for doubt: climate change is happening…

California's deepening drought threatens its $6 billion almond industry

As temperatures recently reached triple digits, farmer Joe Del Bosque inspected the almonds in his parched orchard in California’s agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley, where a…

Bananas in Sicily: the climate crisis reshapes the geography of agriculture

The average annual temperature in Sicily, such as in the north of France or the south of England, has increased by a degree or more over the past 30 years. Seems low? This was…

Taiwan agricultural losses hit nearly NT$577 million due to heavy rains

Heavy rains over the past few weeks had caused an estimated NT$576.84 million (US$20.71 million) in damage to crops as of Sunday. Recent torrential rains have mostly affected farmers living in the central and southern parts of the nation, with those in Chiayi County experiencing around NT$125.32 million…

Sicily is burning

The weather in Sicily is extremely hot. A large part of the population is apparently on holiday, while another part continues to work in the fields to ensure food supplies for the population. Archive photo Like all farmers around the world, Sicilian producers are used to working in extreme climatic conditions, but this summer the…

"The agricultural and fruit world is kind of in a state of shock regarding this tremendous problem"

Chile's water crisis continues to deepen

According to the latest water balance of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP), the month of July 2021 has not only been the warmest in the last 72 years, but also one of the…

Frosts in Brazil affect most of the country's potato-producing regions

In the first week of August, the average price of washed Agata-type potatoes stood at R $ 91.11 (weighted by their classification), i.e. 69.6 % higher than the R $ 53.70 price…

Zimbabwe: Climate change forces horticultural sector to adapt

At the turn of the new millennium, Zimbabwe’s Beitbridge District has been known to have a great livestock production. However, crop production, especially the horticulture…

Limpopo tomatoes and peppers severely damaged by freeze, then sunburn

In the week following the civil unrest, a very widespread frost damaged tomatoes across Limpopo Province. The frost was accompanied by a breeze, from Ellisras, Alldays, Waterpoort, all the way to Pontdrift (close to Botswana) and Weipe (close to Zimbabwe), affecting many tomato producers. Right: cold…

UN IPCC report

"Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying"

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

Flooding concerns Belgian vegetable processors

Parts of Europe recently suffered extreme weather, resulting in flooding. This affected the agricultural sector. Vegebe, the Belgian vegetable processors federation, is very…


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