National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Assessment of floods in Nepal in October of 2021, which affected seed availability, give clues about actions to mitigate the impact of similar climate shocks on smallholder farmers.
India’s Groundwater Is In Trouble. And It Could Cause a Food Shortage for Millions By 2025, Study Finds
Source: Green Queen (11 Aug 2021)
A recent study of the groundwater in India revealed that, by 2025, large areas of the north-western and southern parts of the country will have “critically low groundwater availability”.
Source: Rural 21 (1 Apr 2021)
Providing canal irrigation as a substitute irrigation source will likely not be enough to maintain current production levels.
Switch to irrigation canals will not fully compensate for the expected loss of groundwater in Indian agriculture, new study concludes.
Using existing sources of information, quantifying soil organic carbon would be a first step to increasing it, a crucial way to support climate change mitigation and agricultural resilience.
After Afghanistan, Nepal, and Pakistan, the Regional Drought Monitoring and Outlook System extends its coverage to Bangladesh.