Many of the world's productive farmlands are experiencing water scarcity issues due to inadequate rainfall or groundwater depletion. But what about a region where there’s too much water but not the right kind? In this study, we found that hundreds of hectares of farmland have visible salt patches, and thousands of additional hectares have turned into marsh. The annual loss in profit might be in millions of US dollars, especially in a corn-based economy.
Nature Communities Blog: Coastal farmlands across US mid-Atlantic turning too salty for traditional farming
How is climate change expected to impact global agriculture and our ability to feed 9 billion people across the globe? Can we reduce climate risks to food systems? What is climate-smart agriculture and what role will it play?
While a much-needed insurance reform is a welcome change in the Indian agricultural sector, enabling smallholders to be self-sufficient in the wake of climate change and India’s alarming problem of groundwater depletion would be an added plus.