Drought emergency declared in northern Italy

Severe drought in northern Italy has led to the country’s government declaring a state of emergency in several regions, including emilia-romagna, friuli-venezia giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont and veneto. Funds of €36.5m (£31m) would be made available to these regions for drought relief, the government said. Agriculture body Coldiretti said last week that the Po river, which flows across northern Italy to the Adriatic Sea, was almost unrecognisable. Drought in the Po Valley threatened around 30% of national agriculture production, it said, highlighting the potential heavy impact on food crops, including wheat and barley. In vineyards, a degree of water stress during the growing season [...] Voir l'article complet sur Decanter

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