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Crop Loss

#1 Post by Elew » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:23 am

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The provincial disaster-relief authorities activated the level-four disaster emergency response on Monday and raised it to level-two on Wednesday.

Shouguang, home to the country's largest vegetable production base, is a major vegetable trade hub.

In the aftermath of the flood, the prices of vegetables in Shouguang have increased by more than 25 percent since Monday, according to vegetable price tracking website Shouguang Vegetable Index.

By Thursday, Typhoon Rumbia left 24 dead in the province. The storm has damaged over 610,000 hectares of farmland, killed more than 10,000 livestock and leveled 13,317 houses.

The total economic loss is estimated to reach 21.5 billion yuan ($3.14 billion).

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201808/2 ... 87ade.html

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#2 Post by Elew » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:25 am

TAIWAN FLOODS: DEATH TOLL RISES AND SUBSTANTIAL AGRICULTURAL LOSSES REPORTED

AGRICULTURAL LOSSES
Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture has estimated that the devastating flooding in the south of the country has caused TWD563 million (USD18 million) worth of agricultural damage.

Chiayi County was the worst hit with the losses amounting to TWD415 million, according to a Central News Agency report.

The COA said that the agricultural losses in Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Yunlin County and Pingung County were TWD112 million, TWD23.5 million, TWD17.5 million, and TWD6.75 million, respectively.

Crop losses are TWD69 million, with over 7,000 acres of farmland underwater.

Fishery losses stand at TWD314.5 million — Milkfish, tilapia, barramundi, eel, and grouper were the most affected species.

And poultry totals are down some TWD178.5 million.

Efforts to clean up poultry farms and eliminate the spread of disease were underway.

About 1.4 million chickens, 500,000 ducks, 200,000 geese, and also 7,000 pigs were reported to have died from the flooding.

https://electroverse.net/taiwan-floods- ... -reported/

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#3 Post by squatterman » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:15 pm

Brazil sends army to border as Venezuelans flee crisis at home
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#4 Post by Elew » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:15 pm

As of 15 August 2018, the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras reported losses of 282 000 hectares in maize and bean crops, resulting in an estimated 2.2 million people at risk of food insecurity.

• In general, the period of food shortage in the region is between April and August, with supplies getting particularly tight from July. This season’s crop losses could make the next lean season more pronounced, with tight supplies and a worsening food security situation setting in earlier-than-normal in 2019 in the “Dry Corridor” area.

https://reliefweb.int/report/guatemala/ ... or-central

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#5 Post by Elew » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:31 pm

The flood, which has caused heavy loss to Kerala’s agriculture and dairy sector, could impact the state’s already deficient food production as well as the livelihood of lakhs of farmers.

According to the preliminary assessment, standing crops cultivated on 56439.19 hectares are already destroyed. The loss until August 21 was pegged at Rs 1,345 crore.

The worst affected was paddy cultivation, which has suffered loss on 25,934 hectares. Tapioca came second at 10,189 hectares. With rice and tapioca being major staple foods in Kerala, the loss of both crops would impact the state’s food sufficiency in the coming months.

https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... t-5321983/

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#6 Post by Elew » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:17 pm

Estimated 100,000 new lambs die in storm

A storm which battered the east coast of the North Island earlier this month has seen the loss of an estimated 100,000 spring lambs.
The region had significant rainfall and gale winds over a week from the start of September.

Senior Analyst with AgriHQ, Mel Croad, says the storm was very poor timing for farmers.

"It was a tough environment for newborn lambs, with prolonged cold and wet weather," she said.

She estimates the lamb losses could be more than 100,000 with many farms over Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay reporting losses of between 100 to 1000.

Ms Croad says it is a big blow for farmers.

"No one wants to see stock suffer - and the losses will affect income and morale."

She says some farmers she has spoken to say it is the worst they've seen in more than 20 years.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/20 ... storm.html

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#7 Post by anomalous howard » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:16 am

Olive farmers in California say this year's crop yields are dismal due to rough weather, and that may lead to higher prices for olive oil. CBS Sacramento's Christina Janes reports.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGGOLkxZ1nQ

"Phil Asquith of Ojai Olive Oil, which is located near Santa Barbara in southern California, said that he noticed the impact temperature fluctuations had on his olive trees. He said that the fluctuating temperatures had caused some trees to bloom nearly two months earlier than others.

“Something has affected the bloom here, and we’re seeing a strange phenomenon. Some of our trees bloomed normally, and some about six weeks later,” he told Olive Oil Times. “It’s never been in batches like that, usually all at once. It’s like the trees are confused as to when it is spring. It’s also resulted in a lower bloom than expected overall.”

"Olive Oil Times has reported similar info affecting Northern, Central and Southern California"

https://greatolives.com/20108-fresh-olive-crop-update/

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#8 Post by Andy F » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:18 pm

The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... 557zLq5Tgw
"And they warn that in the coming decades, it is likely to push millions more people north towards the US.

The focus on violence is eclipsing the big picture – which is that people are saying they are moving because of some version of food insecurity,” said Robert Albro, a researcher at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University.

The main reason people are moving is because they don’t have anything to eat. This has a strong link to climate change – we are seeing tremendous climate instability that is radically changing food security in the region.

Migrants don’t often specifically mention “climate change” as a motivating factor for leaving because the concept is so abstract and long-term, Albro said. But people in the region who depend on small farms are painfully aware of changes to weather patterns that can ruin crops and decimate incomes."

NOTE: There is a lot more to article. Gist of it is, increased refugee numbers based on present and future food crop losses & rising food insecurity.
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