An apple a day bodes ill for food security in Kashmir

By Athar Parvaiz | Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:15 PM
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SRINAGAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Food security in the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir is being jeopardized as farmers switch from cultivating rice to apples and sell off land to developers, say experts, who blame poor irrigation and the effects of a warming climate for the change.

A survey by the state government’s agriculture department says that out of a total of 300,000 ...

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