A severe drought in China’s major crop-producing regions threatens to end 11 consecutive years of annual growth in the country’s harvest. The drought, affecting 4 million hectares of farmland, has cut the agricultural water supply in provinces including Henan, Hubei, Shandong and Liaoning, and shows no sign of abating. It coincides with one of the most critical periods of cultivation, according to agricultural experts…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2014
- According to China’s State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, more than 560,000 hectares of farmland has been damaged by the drought.
- The drought has affected Sichuan, Guangxi, Fujian, Henan, Hubei, Shandong, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, and Xinjiang (Qapqal Xibe autonomous county, Ili valley).