Heavy Rains & Heatwave Threaten South Asian Production

Unusually heavy pre-monsoon rains in Kerala, India, have caused flooding and disruptions, resulting in seven deaths. This is a significant concern for agriculture in the region as excessive rain can damage crops, delay planting, and increase the risk of pest and disease outbreaks.

In contrast, much of South Asia is experiencing a severe heatwave, which could negatively impact wheat yields and other crops currently in the field due to heat stress. These extreme weather events highlight the growing challenges facing agriculture due to climate change.

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