Climate Change

A tea plantation in Bandung, Indonesia. Pic: getty/antosetiawan

Tea production rises: but FAO warns of climate change threat

By Rachel Arthur

Global production of black tea is projected to rise annually by 2.2% over the next decade, while green tea is predicted to grow by 7.5% a year. But tea is highly sensitive to changes in growing conditions – and many tea-growing countries will be ‘heavily...

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South Asia radius

India’s ‘Green Revolution’ at risk from El Niño and climate change

By RJ Whitehead

Shortly after a train carrying 500,000 litres of water arrived in the drought-hit Maharashtran district of Latur, a report has revealed the extent to which India is “drying out”, and how this trend is not just a result of freak climatic conditions brought...

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Greenhouse gas mitigation potential from livestock sector revealed

By RJ Whitehead

Australian scientists believe that the world’s livestock sector could account for up to half of the global agricultural, forestry and land-use sectors’ potential to mitigate greenhouse gases while still maintaining its economic and social benefits.

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Southeast Asia direct

Indonesia trumps neighbours for brand opportunities, BCG finds

By RJ Whitehead

Increasingly urbanised and upwardly mobile consumers have made Indonesia a highly attractive base for companies operating in emerging markets, despite slowing growth in most other southeast Asian economies, Boston Consulting Group has found.

Multi-level integrated approach to water management in India is essential: Study

Water management in India – is it your problem?

By Kacey Culliney

Food and beverage manufacturers will have a key role to play in water management and food security across India as the projected impacts of climate change take hold across agricultural land, finds a new study.

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