Argentina’s wheat farmers hit hard by drought in some of the key farming areas. Wheat yields nationwide had been expected at 3.2 tonnes per hectare.
Heavy rains and cyclones sparked "unprecedented" breeding and the explosive growth of locust populations on the Arabian peninsula early last year, according to the United Nations.
Lockdowns and panic food buying due to the coronavirus pandemic could ignite world food inflation even though there are ample supplies of staple grains and oilseeds in key exporting nations, a senior economist at FAO and agricultural analysts said.
A study by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Guwahati has found that farmers are the most sensitive to climate change, followed by drivers and street food
Australia will set aside an additional A$100 million ($68 million) to support drought-stricken farmers as continued dry weather threatens business for many growers, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.
Businesses have been feeling the pinch, with the city ordering restaurants, cinemas and other venues to close until further notice. Banquets and other gatherings have also been prohibited.
Costa Rican Flower farmers have started destroying lilies, roses and chrysanthemums after the coronavirus outbreak led to the suspension of flights to markets in the United States and Canada.
After a coronavirus-fuelled wave of panic-buying briefly left Hong Kong's supermarket shelves bare, residents are turning to local producers for fresh food in a city almost entirely reliant on imports.
After the violence subsided, many farmers returned, hoping this season would mark the revival of what was once a leading industry, its produce beloved across the Middle East.