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Re: Climate Chaos and Crop Production

Unread postby Azothius » Fri 20 Dec 2019, 10:42:28

Australian Crop Report: December edition
[these are forecasts]

.https://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/r ... rop-report

Winter crop production is forecast to fall by 3% in 2019–20 to 29.4 million tonnes,
which is around 27% below the 10-year average to 2018–19.
Production is forecast to fall for the third consecutive year since record high production was achieved in 2016–17.
Production is forecast to be below average in every state except Victoria, where above average production is expected.

For the major winter crops:
Wheat production is forecast to decrease by 8% to around 15.9 million tonnes,
35% below the 10-year average to 2018–19.

Barley production is forecast to increase by 4% to around 8.7 million tonnes,
3% below the 10-year average to 2018–19.

Canola production is forecast to fall by 4% to around 2.1 million tonnes,
35% below the 10-year average to 2018–19.

Area planted to winter crops is estimated to have increased to just under 18.1 million hectares, partly because a smaller area of crops intended for grains and oilseeds production was cut for hay this year than last year.
The crops planted for grains and oilseeds production that were cut for hay this year were cut in response to high fodder prices and unfavourable seasonal conditions in September in regions with low levels of soil moisture at the beginning of spring.

Area planted to summer crops is expected to fall in 2019–20 for the second consecutive year to 535,000 hectares, which reflects low levels of soil moisture and an unfavourable outlook for seasonal conditions during summer in Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Summer crop production is forecast to decline by 52% to around 1.2 million tonnes.
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Re: Climate Chaos and Crop Production

Unread postby Zarquon » Fri 20 Dec 2019, 17:40:24

Newfie wrote:I’ve been looking for a concise source of data that shows stats for world grain imports and exports. Rice, wheat, corn, soybean. Ideally it would show where major exporters sold and where major importers bought.

I find a lot of BS statistics but not much that puts things into a global perspective. I found statistics.con which MAY have these stats but they want money for access.


Try this site:
https://www.indexmundi.com/agriculture/ ... -harvested

"All data is sourced from the United States Department of Agriculture PSD database. It is updated approximately once per month."
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Re: Climate Chaos and Crop Production

Unread postby Azothius » Thu 16 Jan 2020, 10:46:42

Record 45 million people across Southern Africa face hunger: U.N. food agency
https://www.yahoo.com/news/record-45-million-people-across-122151373.html



JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The United Nations World Food Programme said on Thursday that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community faced growing hunger following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray.

Southern Africa is in the grips of a severe drought, as climate change wreaks havoc in impoverished countries already struggling to cope with extreme natural disasters, such as Cyclone Idai which devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in 2019.

Zimbabwe, once the breadbasket of southern Africa, is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade, marked by soaring inflation and shortages of food, fuel, medicines and electricity.

"This hunger crisis is on a scale we've not seen before and the evidence shows it's going to get worse," the WFP's Regional Director for Southern Africa, Lola Castro, said in a statement.

"The annual cyclone season has begun and we simply cannot afford a repeat of the devastation caused by last year's unprecedented storms."



In December, the United Nations said it was procuring food assistance for 4.1 million Zimbabweans, a quarter of the population of a country where shortages are being exacerbated by runaway inflation and climate-induced drought.

"Zimbabwe is in the throes of its worst hunger emergency in a decade, with 7.7 million people – half the population – seriously food insecure," the agency said.

In Zambia and drought-stricken Lesotho, 20% of the population faces a food crisis, as do 10% of Namibians.
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Re: Climate Chaos and Crop Production

Unread postby EnergyUnlimited » Thu 16 Jan 2020, 11:23:44

Azothius wrote:Record 45 million people across Southern Africa face hunger: U.N. food agency
https://www.yahoo.com/news/record-45-million-people-across-122151373.html



JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The United Nations World Food Programme said on Thursday that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community faced growing hunger following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray.

Southern Africa is in the grips of a severe drought, as climate change wreaks havoc in impoverished countries already struggling to cope with extreme natural disasters, such as Cyclone Idai which devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in 2019.

Zimbabwe, once the breadbasket of southern Africa, is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade, marked by soaring inflation and shortages of food, fuel, medicines and electricity.

"This hunger crisis is on a scale we've not seen before and the evidence shows it's going to get worse," the WFP's Regional Director for Southern Africa, Lola Castro, said in a statement.

"The annual cyclone season has begun and we simply cannot afford a repeat of the devastation caused by last year's unprecedented storms."



In December, the United Nations said it was procuring food assistance for 4.1 million Zimbabweans, a quarter of the population of a country where shortages are being exacerbated by runaway inflation and climate-induced drought.

"Zimbabwe is in the throes of its worst hunger emergency in a decade, with 7.7 million people – half the population – seriously food insecure," the agency said.

In Zambia and drought-stricken Lesotho, 20% of the population faces a food crisis, as do 10% of Namibians.

That is mainly because they are exterminating white farmers in South Africa Republic (as they already did in Zimbabwe) and yet they are too stupid to run business themselves.
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