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Financial Relief Bill to Dairy Farmers Survives Challenge

Tags: Hampshire(1), New Hampshire(1), Drought(1), Hampshire(1), New Hampshire(1), Drought(1)
An effort to provide financial relief to New Hampshire's dairy farmers strained by last year's drought survived a challenge in the House on Thursday, with some opponents calling it a taxpayer funded bailout.

Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought

Tags: Africa(1), Drought(1), Africa(1), Drought(1)
Some 37 countries, 28 of which are in Africa, require external assistance for food, according to FAO's new Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

World needs to pre-empt devastating drought impacts through better preparedness

Tags: Weather(1), Iran(1), Netherlands(1), Drought(3), Weather(1), Iran(1), Netherlands(1), Drought(3)
At an international seminar on drought organized by Iran, the Netherlands and FAO, speakers have called for renewed efforts to boost drought preparedness and build the resilience of farmers to extreme weather.

Sri Lanka’s food production hit by extreme drought followed by floods

Tags: United Nations(2), Food security(1), Drought(2), Agriculture(1), United Nations(2), Food security(1), Drought(2), Agriculture(1)
A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).


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