That being said, it is also important to question the relevant authorities about their plans and policies on countering the devastating effects of droughts
on people's lives, because certain areas of Sindh and Balochistan have been intermittently, but consistently, suffering from drought
and famine since the year 2000.
He said the county was facing adverse weather conditions making the drought
worse compared to other seasons.
Our country still remains gripped by the drought
situation with all the Cape Provinces (Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape) currently declared disaster areas and some parts of the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State.
This training workshop on Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS) was organised in collaboration with the PMD and its basic aim was to train the local technical staff in order to develop and promote the agriculture drought
monitoring system at national as well as provincial level to avoid possible harmful impact on agriculture sector in the country.
The Texas Panhandle has become ground zero in a drought
that has crept into much of the state just five months after Hurricane Harvey - including areas that suffered massive flooding during the storm.
25[degrees] resolution during 1948-2008 were obtained from Princeton's African drought
monitoring and forecasting system (PADMF; Sheffield et al.
Recent statistics indicate that most parts of Iran are suffering from various degrees of short- and long-term drought
based on meteorological indices.
The key finding of the study was that the time between droughts
will likely become shorter than the time needed for areas to recover from drought
, according to the lead author on the study, Christopher Schwalm who works at the (http://whrc.
It is concluded that potassium deficiency could be one factor associated with poor kernel setting under drought
Furthermore Hassawi 2 and Giza Blanka showed higher drought
tolerance efficiency (42.
On the basis of SPI index, spatial and temporal scale results indicated that 1988, 2000, 2002 and 2004 were the extreme drought
years and fel l under -1.
Among abiotic stresses, drought
is pondered as the single most caustic environmental stress, which not only affects the plant growth and development but also decreases the crop productivity.
The current drought
affecting much of the Middle East is likely the worst drought
in almost a millenium , according to NASA researchers.
mitigation measures should vary according to the type of drought
risk, agriculture scientist says
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