Earth Science News  





. Syrian grain output strangled by drought

File image.
by Staff Writers
Damas (AFP) Oct 21, 2008
Syria's worst drought in 40 years is strangling grain production, prompting authorities to seek aid from the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation, the official SANA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Wheat production has fallen by 53 percent in 2008 and that of barley by 68 percent, with thousands of families affected, SANA said.

The FAO and other UN agencies have launched an appeal for 20 million dollars in aid, of which 9.3 million would be for farmers and ranchers.

The FAO has already provided 500,000 dollars in emergency aid to farmers most stricken by the drought and offered two million dollars in food aid, the agency said.

Up to 59,000 small ranchers have lost their entire livestock and another 47,000 lost from 50 to 60 percent, a UN official said in Geneva at the beginning of October.

Community
Email This Article
Comment On This Article

Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
Farming Today - Suppliers and Technology




Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News
Tuna under threat in key SE Asia ecosystem: WWF
Jakarta (AFP) Oct 21, 2008
Key tuna species are under threat from overfishing in Asia's diverse Coral Triange region and a drastic rethink is needed to stave off collapse, environmental group WWF said Tuesday.

.
Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
  



  • China quake rumour-monger jailed for four years: court
  • Sri Lanka destroys food aid withheld from tsunami victims
  • Did Termites Help Katrina Destroy New Orleans Floodwalls
  • Mexico prepares shelters ahead of Hurricane Norbert

  • Cloud-Hopping In The Pacific Improves Climate Predictions
  • EU climate plans threatened as nations look to help industry
  • 34 Million-Yr GHG Model: Earth Is CO2 Sensitive
  • Global Warming Threatens Australia's Iconic Kangaroos

  • GeoEye Releases First Image Collected By GeoEye-1
  • Maps Shed Light On CO2's Global Nature
  • 2008 Ozone Hole Larger Than Last Year
  • Smog Blog For Central America And Caribbean Debuts

  • Biodiesel Derived From Pennycress
  • Proton Energy Systems Fuels US Army
  • CSIRO Technology Helps China Strike Oil
  • CSIRO Recharges Energy Ties With China

  • After setbacks, hunt for AIDS vaccine pushes on
  • Earliest Known Human TB Found In 9,000 Year-Old Skeletons
  • Waterborne Disease Risk Upped In Great Lakes
  • Analysis: Flu pandemic would overwhelm

  • New Fossil Reveals Primates Lingered In Texas
  • Researchers Uncover World's Oldest Fossil Impression Of A Flying Insect
  • Genes Hold Secret Of Survival Of Antarctic Antifreeze Fish
  • Fish Diversity May Be Key To Recovery Of Coral Reefs

  • SRNL's Microbes Useful For For Environmental Cleanup And Oil Recovery
  • US sharply tightens air quality standards for lead
  • Polluting factories in central China sicken farmers: state press
  • Defence lawyers threaten to stop Ivory Coast pollution trial

  • US women office-workers prefer computers to men: study
  • US nuclear family also technology family
  • Which Way Out Of Africa
  • Eight of China's 10 oldest people are ethnic minorities: report

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement