Severe Droughts Require Action To Avoid Future Food Crisis

  • 09.07.2022
  • Yahoo

Since early spring, India has been overwhelmed by a record heat, with temperatures remaining high in the 40s Celsius, over 109 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to experiencing the hottest month of March in 122 years, India’s rainfall is running about a quarter to a third of normal, the lowest since 1901.

In India over 80 percent of freshwater consumption is accounted for by agriculture, water scarcity directly impacts food security and exacerbates poverty and hunger.