Kashmiri farmers face drought losses without government support

AlertNet: The failure of Muhammad Saddique's maize crop following a three-month drought has left him threatened with lack of food and economic ruin. But the government of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, where Saddique lives, seems unprepared and unable to help farmers like him adapt to changing weather patterns that are linked to climate change, he and other farmers say. Sitting in the yard of his two-room, tin-roofed mud house in the border village of Chakohti, 32-year-old Saddique looks over his stunted......

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