Chine - La sécheresse frappe 44 pour cent du blé d’hiver
FAO/GIEWS Global Watch 4 February 2009
- Severe drought prevails in Northern and Western China, major winter wheat producing areas. Since the start of the 2008/09 winter wheat season, Northern and Western China have received precipitation levels 70-90 percent below normal.
- Drastically lower precipitation severely affected 9.5 million hectares of winter wheat (some 44 percent of total area planted) in the following provinces : Henan, Anhai, Shandong, Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Gansu. Potentially affected output amounts to about 10 percent of China’s total annual cereal production.
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