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Dry weather condition: farmers advised to begin first irrigation of wheat crop

November 23, 2014 - BR Report - Keeping in view dry weather condition in most of irrigated agriculture plains in the country, farmers should schedule first irrigation plans to water the sowed wheat crop. The Met Office in its weather advisory said the normal first irrigation should take place within 25 days of wheat sowing. It said wheat farming was in progress in most of the irrigated areas. "Farmers of irrigated areas should irrigate the crop as per requirement due to dry weather…

Preparing for a challenge: Pakistan Climate Change

October 19, 2014 - Muhammad Adnan - The News on Sunday - There is a very clear and direct connection between climate change and our agriculture and textile industry that must be looked into Pakistan is one of the countries which are extremely vulnerable to climate change. That is partly due to lack of resources to respond to climate change. It’s becoming a great challenge for Pakistan not only for environment issues but for social and economic development as well. Due to the effects…

The climate challenge

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Haroon Janjua The climate change phenomenon, which the world has been witnessing lately, is exhibiting unforeseen and asymmetrical patterns. On the one hand, plains in Punjab are seriously impacted under a severe patch of flooding, while the muzzle of the Thar Desert is bringing about a drought-like situation, given this year’s impoverished monsoon period. As is evident from a season of longer spells of heavy rains, withering floods and droughts in…

When not a drop is left

Saturday, July 26, 2014 Syed Muhammad Abubakar The News - Climate change is the biggest threat the planet faces today, with the resources of the entire world getting affected. Water, the world’s largest natural resource, faces multiple threats as increasing temperatures lead to the melting of glaciers at a faster pace, causing mass-scale floods, devastating our plains and displacing millions of people. Climate change cannot be denied and it’s bound to impact everyone – regardless of…

Climate Change Means We Need To Rethink ‘Normal’ Weather More Frequently, UN Reports

OSLO (Reuters) - The baseline for "normal" weather used by everyone from farmers to governments to plan ahead needs to be updated more frequently to account for the big shifts caused by global warming, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday. The WMO's Commission for Climatology believes rising temperatures and more heatwaves and heavy rains mean the existing baseline, based on the climate averages of 1961-90, is out of date as a guide, the WMO said in a statement.…

Pakistan faces ‘environmental cataclysm’ warn officials

7 July 2014 By Nivedita Khandekar in New Delhi RTCC: A study of the five countries sharing and relying on the Indian sub-continent’s great rivers shows that Bangladesh is the only one that is taking climate change seriously. Even before this year’s delayed and inadequate monsoon recently brought some relief to the Indian sub-continent, researchers discovered widespread concern by local experts that their governments are mismanaging the water supplies on which a billion people depend…

Tackling climate change one rock at a time

Saturday 28 June 2014 by Gaia Vince In Stakmo village, farmers are preparing for harvest. The scene feels timeless. And yet much has changed, the villagers say. "By mid-September, we would wake up with completely frozen moustaches," says Tashi, a 76-year-old farmer, who wears a woollen hat and large, pink-tinted sunglasses. I'm above 4,000 metres (13,000ft), but it is not cold enough to freeze moustaches – from the clear, cloudless sky, the sun beams down intensely, as it does for more…

Weather advisory to fishermen

June 13, 2014 - BR Report In a special weather advisory, the Meteorological of Pakistan (PMD) said on Thursday that "The Tropical Cyclone 02A (Nanauk), located at Lat 18 N and Long. 64 E, about 680km south-south-west of Karachi, is likely to move further west-north-west ward (towards Oman Coast) with a speed of 10km/hr. The TC 02A is likely to further intensify into a Severe Tropical Cyclone in next 24 hours with a maximum sustained wind speed of 50-60 knots gusting up to 80 knots.…

Met office’s advisory for farmers

June 12, 2014- BR Report Cotton and sugarcane farmers should irrigate standing crops keeping in view continuing dry weather spell, said a farmers' advisory issued by Meteorological department here on Wednesday. The Met department in its 10-day farmers' advisory, ending on June 20, said: "Due to prevailing dry weather and rising day time temperature, cotton and sugarcane farmers should irrigate the crops as per requirement." Warning farmers of pest/viral attacks at their standing crops,…

Met Office advisory for farmers

May 13, 2014-BR Report Full View Click Here The wheat crop is fully matured in the agricultural plains of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan while thrashing of the crop has completed in Sindh and southern Punjab. The Met Office on Monday issued advisory for farmers, urged the growers of Sindh and southern Punjab to start storing the wheat grain carefully to maintain its standards for a long time. "Whereas harvesting/threshing of wheat crop has been completed in agricultural…

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