Drought

IPCC: Production losses projected for most European areas

IPCC: Production losses projected for most European areas

More frequent heatwaves and droughts due to climate change are expected to cause substantive agricultural production losses for most European...

February 28, 2022

Agricultural livelihoods ‘under extreme pressure’ in Afghanistan

Agricultural livelihoods ‘under extreme pressure’ in Afghanistan

The combination of “severe drought, Covid-19 related economic impacts and widespread displacement” has hit rural communities in Afghanistan hard, particularly...

August 30, 2021

Irish expats drive 900,000L of water to drought-stricken Aussie farmers

Irish expats drive 900,000L of water to drought-stricken Aussie farmers

Hundreds of Irish people based in Sydney came together to transport thousands of litres of water from the Australian coast...

November 25, 2019

Drought: Experts warn preparation now could make the difference between profit and loss

Drought: Experts warn preparation now could make the difference between profit and loss

Below average rainfall is triggering UK farmers and growers to adopt water-savvy techniques early in the year, to be prepared...

April 26, 2019

UK potato production hits lowest level since 2012

UK potato production hits lowest level since 2012

The total potato harvest for 2018 in GB is 13% down on the five-year average of 5.6m tonnes at 4.9m...

December 26, 2018

New forage measures secured for livestock farmers

New forage measures secured for livestock farmers

Farmers affected by this summer’s dry weather will be able to avail of new fodder measures secured by the UK...

September 26, 2018

Drought 2018 still posing questions for potato growers

Drought 2018 still posing questions for potato growers

A special session at the final Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Strategic Farm field walk of the season focused...

September 23, 2018

Dry summer’s impact shows in nutritional analysis of 2018 crop

Dry summer’s impact shows in nutritional analysis of 2018 crop

The recent drought and dry summer experienced across the country has made its impact felt in the nutritional analysis of...

September 15, 2018

78% of UK farmers expect fodder shortfall this winter

78% of UK farmers expect fodder shortfall this winter

Renewed calls have been made for Defra Secretary Michael Gove to step in to assist farmers still suffering from the...

September 3, 2018

Scottish farmers turning off the choppers to help livestock neighbours

Scottish farmers turning off the choppers to help livestock neighbours

Arable farmers across the country have been turning off the choppers to help their neighbours with livestock. Ian Sands, chairman...

August 10, 2018

‘Water bank’ launched to help drought-stricken farmers

‘Water bank’ launched to help drought-stricken farmers

A new service designed to help match farmers and growers who urgently need water with neighbouring farm businesses who have...

August 8, 2018

Cows flocking to water tanker highlight impact of Oz drought

Cows flocking to water tanker highlight impact of Oz drought

Recent images of hundreds of drought-stricken cows rushing to drink from a water tanker on the parched plains of Australia...

August 8, 2018

Brussels to offer ‘flexibility’ to farmers dealing with droughts

Brussels to offer ‘flexibility’ to farmers dealing with droughts

The European Commission has said it will offer a number of measures, including increased flexibility, to help farmers grappling with...

August 2, 2018

Calls to give flexibility to farming rules amid drought

Calls to give flexibility to farming rules amid drought

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has supported industry calls to relax farming regulations to reduce the pressure on...

August 2, 2018

NFU calls agricultural drought summit as heatwave bites

NFU calls agricultural drought summit as heatwave bites

The NFU is seeking urgent action to address the crippling impact of the dry, hot weather on farms across the...

July 27, 2018

Is once-a-day milking an option in extreme weather conditions?

Is once-a-day milking an option in extreme weather conditions?

Farming Connect in Wales has said the past nine months have seen some extreme weather which is creating challenges when...

July 21, 2018

Calls for retailers to back vegetable growers as drought continues

Calls for retailers to back vegetable growers as drought continues

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is calling on supply chain partners, including big and small retailers, to support local growers...

July 20, 2018

Heat stress in livestock: 4 tips for keeping your cool this summer

Heat stress in livestock: 4 tips for keeping your cool this summer

Dr. Norman Weatherup, senior beef and sheep technologist, at the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise gives his tips...

July 3, 2018