The legislation is designed to give Indian farmers greater bargaining power in agricultural markets, which could improve their financial position and Indian food security.
Washington launched a new partnership with Mekong countries to counter rising Chinese influence in continental South-East Asia. As parts of the region are pulled closer into Beijing’s orbit, however, it is unlikely that the new partnership will alter the geopolitical situation.
After normalising diplomatic relations, the UAE and Israel could both stand to benefit from closer collaboration in agricultural and water research and development.
Although Pakistan appears to be past the worst of the economic turmoil of lockdown, history points towards a food security situation that, unfortunately, is likely to worsen.
Drinking water shortages in urban areas are a symptom of a wider economic disaster unfolding in Zimbabwe.
Xi Jinping exhorts citizens to avoid wasting food as supply falters and prices soar.
The destruction of a major port and grain silo has drawn attention to Lebanon’s spiralling food insecurity situation.
An analysis by the Chilean Government suggests that copper and lithium miners are overdrawing water from the Salar de Atacama, frustrating efforts to further develop the mining industry in the country. Desalination and changes to mining and processing methods could present a way forward.
While the annual monsoon will replenish the urban water supply, persistently low year-to-year water levels ahead of the monsoon suggest that the city could face a severe water crisis at some point in the next few years.
Some of the most severe floods in decades are likely to slow supply chains in China. That could disrupt the supply of personal protective equipment, which is necessary for combatting Covid-19.