Afghanistan’s wheat crops projected to shrink due to climate change.-13 Jun 2008  
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Low rainfall and drought conditions are expected to significantly reduce Afghanistan’s wheat production this year. Already experiencing food insecurity, the number of vulnerable people is estimated to have increased to 3.5 million.

Wheat production is projected to go down 0.7 million tons, which would leave only about three-quarters of the country’s normal amount of the grain. With agriculture sustaining the livelihoods of about two-thirds of the Afghan people, these unfavorable weather conditions affect many families’ incomes as well as their food supplies.

We pray for speedy assistance to be sent to help our Afghan brethren, as well as a speeding of our efforts to halt the effects of climate change for the benefit of all people in need.