Northeast China’s Liaoning province is in the midst of the most severe drought since 1951, suffering huge damage to crops and threatening the local people’s livelihood. The province received only 102mm of rain from July 1 to Aug. 17, 60 percent less than normal. It’s the smallest amount of precipitation in the region for the past 63 years, making Liaoning the worst hit by drought this summer. The weather is expected to continue through August…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2014

Key Point

  • It is estimated that 7.07 million mu (~471,333 ha) of crops have been destroyed in Liaoning, with the province expected to lose an estimated five million MTs of foodstuffs this year.

ChinaAg Comment

  • The 2014 drought has affected Sichuan, Guangxi, Fujian, Henan, Hubei, Shandong, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, and Jilin.

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