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China's extreme weather conditions may lead to food security crisis: Report

News Agencies | Updated on: 5 July 2023, 14:28 IST
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Beijing: While the falling economy continues to be one of the main issues for China and now its extreme weather conditions may open the gate of the food security crisis, Federico Giuliani wrote in InsideOver.

China's Meteorological Administration had predicted that the deadly El Nino is gripping it in the coming weeks and months will lead to the likely return of floods in the southern region and droughts in the north.

In a recent study, the peer-reviewed academic journal Nature Food said that due to China's extreme weather conditions, one-twelfth of China's total rice yield has declined over the last two decades, as per InsideOver.

Italian-based InsideOver, born from Gli Occhi della Guerra, is a website focusing on news insights, international analysis and reporting.

Recently, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that El Nino's effect could remain for eight to 10 months and is likely to gradually strengthen into the Northern Hemisphere winter that will stretch into next year.

Even, in the last week of May, China's Department of Emergency Management warned that north-eastern and northern parts which are home to some of the country's top grain-producing provinces might experience heavy rain, floods, and hailstorms from June to August. Meanwhile, Yunnan, lying in China's Southwestern area, continues to face drought.


First published: 5 July 2023, 14:28 IST