Climate warming linked to India’s ‘suicide epidemic’

Climate warming linked to India’s ‘suicide epidemic’

  • Climate warming linked to India’s ‘suicide epidemic’

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  • Study shows link of high temperature and suicide rate increase in growing season
  • Crop losses appear to be the reason as it cause distress and poverty
  • Policies such as providing crop insurance may cut suicide rates among farmers

scidev.net_[NEW DELHI] Warming due to climate change may have caused some 59,000 suicides over the last three decades in India, says a new study which statistically links temperature spikes to crop failures and farmer distress and suicides. Tiếp tục đọc

Netherlands, Việt Nam sign 49 food security contracts

Vietnam news

Update: March, 24/2017 – 15:32

Việt Nam is co-operating with other countries to seek solutions for food security and sustainable agricultural issues. — Photo
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Forty-nine contracts were signed during the two-day regional conference on food security in Hà Nội, which ended Thursday, the Netherlands’ deputy minister of agriculture Marjolijn Sonnema said.

The Netherlands has three major contracts, which includes a commitment to an investment package worth 150,000 EUR (US$ 162,000) to develop a seafood index and governance, thereby supporting seafood companies in Asia towards achieving sustainability in aquaculture, Sonnema said. Tiếp tục đọc

The Project for Climate Change Adaptation For Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in the Coastal Mekong Delta in Viet Nam (Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA, 2013)

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Food security at risk due to climate change


Update: March, 23/2017 – 18:00

Crops wither following a prolonged drought in Bình Thuận Province in July, 2015. – VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Linh

HÀ NỘI — More solutions are urgently needed to ensure Việt Nam’s food security as climate change has transitioned from a risk to a nationwide reality, said an agricultural deputy minister on Wednesday.

Việt Nam is still considered an agricultural country, with approximately 70 per cent of the population living in rural areas which are highly susceptible to climate change, said Agriculture and Rural Development Deputy Minister Lê Quốc Doanh at a regional conference on food security held in Hà Nội on Wednesday. Tiếp tục đọc