Water security in southern Iraq is likely to further decline in the near future as new dams are built in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The last La Niña weather event between 2010 and 2012 caused billions of dollars of damage in eastern Australia and the western Pacific. While this summer’s is expected to be less severe, it is likely to bring wetter conditions to the region.
While increasing rice production would reduce the country’s reliance on imported food, it is unlikely to be economically or environmentally beneficial.
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.