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Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo
Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo

A severe drought is hitting Brazil's largest city and thriving economic capital with no end in sight.

Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo
Rice field. ©REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
Roots breakthrough for drought-resistant rice

Japanese biotechnologists on Sunday said they had developed a rice plant with deeper roots that can sustain high yields in droughts that wipe out conventional rice crops.

Roots breakthrough for drought-resistant rice
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ©REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Canada pulls out of UN drought convention

Canada said Thursday it is pulling out of a UN convention that fights drought, mostly in Africa, becoming the only nation to walk away from a pact that Ottawa says is a waste of money.

Canada pulls out of UN drought convention
Drought declared in New Zealand's North Island
Drought declared in New Zealand's North Island

New Zealand declared a drought across its entire North Island for the first time in at least 30 years on Friday, with low river levels in the capital Wellington also worrying officials.

Drought declared in New Zealand's North Island
Millions of Indians facing worst drought in decades
Millions of Indians facing worst drought in decades

Millions of people in western India are suffering their worst drought in more than four decades, with critics blaming official ineptitude and corruption for exacerbating the natural water shortage.

Millions of Indians facing worst drought in decades
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Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry mulls annual planning of drought costs

It is preferable to plan drought expenditures annually, rather than urgently allocate money to eliminate consequences that Kazakhstan farmers face.

Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry mulls annual planning of drought costs
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Beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries

The beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries because of this year’s drought in the grain-yielding regions of the world.

Beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries
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Drought-resistant wheat to appear in Kazakhstan

Two years ago we started a joint project with Australian center of functional economy and research to increase drought-resistance of our wheat: expert.

Drought-resistant wheat to appear in Kazakhstan
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Drought halves Kazakh grain harvest

The grain harvest in Kazakhstan almost halved this year following a severe drought.

Drought halves Kazakh grain harvest
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Soyuz Atameken suggests to identify Kazakhstan's drought-hit lands from space

Kazakhstan Farmers Union evaluates that 1.5 million hectares of land have been hit by drought in our country: Soyuz Atameken chairman.

Soyuz Atameken suggests to identify Kazakhstan's drought-hit lands from space
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Kazakhstan farmers call for state of emergency

Kazakhstan farmers have sent a letter to the government and President asking to declare the state of emergency in several regions of the country.

Kazakhstan farmers call for state of emergency
Kazakhstan's First Vice Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan will widely implement water-saving technologies

First Vice Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov decided that this technology is vital during his trip to drought-ridden Kostanay oblast.

Kazakhstan will widely implement water-saving technologies
US drought woes deepen
US drought woes deepen

The drought in America's breadbasket is intensifying at an unprecedented rate, experts warned Thursday, driving concern food prices could soar if crops in the world's key producer are decimated.

US drought woes deepen
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Drought killed the wheat harvest at 7 thousand hectares in South-Kazakhstan oblast

The damage will not threaten the food security of the oblast, agriculture department promises.

Drought killed the wheat harvest at 7 thousand hectares in South-Kazakhstan oblast
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Kazakhstan government will help famers suffering from drought

Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry is working on measures to support farmers in relation to the severe drought in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan government will help famers suffering from drought
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Nazarbayev discussed drought with Agriculture Minister

This agricultural year is spent amid drought conditions. This is happening not only in our country, but also in Russia, U.S. and Europe: Nazarbayev.

Nazarbayev discussed drought with Agriculture Minister
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353 thousand hectares of grain written off because of drought in Kazakhstan

The drought especially severely effected grain crops in Kostanay oblast where only 18 percent of the crops can be saved: Minister.

353 thousand hectares of grain written off because of drought in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan will retain flour and bread prices

There will be no problem with grain supplies to the country’s regions; flour and bread prices will not grow: Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry.

Kazakhstan will retain flour and bread prices
Heat and drought ravage US breadbasket
Heat and drought ravage US breadbasket

There was no end in sight Tuesday to the blistering heatwave baking much of the United States that has farmers mulling cutting down crucial crops and sent grain prices skyrocketing.

Heat and drought ravage US breadbasket
US suffers worst drought in 56 years
US suffers worst drought in 56 years

The United States is experiencing its widest-spread drought in 56 years, according to a release by the nation's meteorological agency Monday.

US suffers worst drought in 56 years

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