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Rapid climate change threatens Asia's Rice Bowl

Bangkok -- As Asia's monsoon season begins, leading climate specialists and agricultural scientists warned today that rapid climate change and its potential to intensify droughts and floods could threaten Asia's rice production and pose a significant threat to millions of people across the region. read more
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Image of Asia: Food and water during the monsoon

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (22 hours ago)

In this photo by Anupam Nath, a woman cooks inside her flooded house in Assam state in northeastern India. Heavy rains in recent days have flooded dozens of villages in Assam and displaced thousands of people. Monsoon season brings ... Read Post

Climate Change Threatens Rice Production

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

Once-in-a-lifetime floods in the Philippines, India's delayed monsoon, and extensive drought in Australia are taking their toll on this year's rice crops, demonstrating the vulnerability of rice to extreme weather.... Read Post

Drought, Flooding And ‘Multiple, Combined Outbreaks’ Of Pests Threaten To Reduce Asian Agricultural Output 50%

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

Two of Southeast Asia’s most valuable crops — rice and cassava — are under pressure from multiple, simultaneous threats fueled by climate change. In the last week, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food S... Read Post


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