The National Climatic Data Center reported that this year’s drought is the most widespread since 1956.
More than half of Britain is now in drought, the Environment Agency has warned, as the UK faces its most severe water shortage since 1976.
Among the staple crops, cassava performed best compared to potato, maize, bean, banana, millet and sorghum.
In a report by the Save the Children charity, five hundred million children could grow up physically and mentally stunted over the next 15 years because they do not have enough to eat.
United Nations’ (UN) scientists unveiled a report that man-made climate change has already boosted heatwaves and flood provoking rainfall and is likely to contribute to future natural disasters.
The PSBRc-9, also known as APO rice variety has showcased its superior characteristics which turned out a better yield when using less water.
Australia is the driest continent after Antarctica and was in the grip recently of the worst drought in more than a century.
Enset is a banana plant that is quite different from the fruit bearing banana that each one of us is familiar with. It bears no fruit but nevertheless yields abundant source of food. It has been a staple crop in Ethiopia.
There are between 441 million to 663 million trees were killed by storm that swept the region in January 2005, based on a satellite data, on site observation and computer models calculation at Tulane University by researchers.
Kulitis is known in Philippine various dialects as tampala, uray, kuyapa or kujapa; internationally it is known as Chinese spinach and pig weed in the US. It is considered to be the highest tropical yielding leaf plant with excellent nutritional value.