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Sri Lanka

Drought drives 42 percent crash in crop production in Sri Lanka

21 Oct 2014, TRF

Farmers are slowly coming around to breaking out of their traditional harvesting patterns and becoming more flexible, Ranjith Punyawardena, chief climatologist at the Department of Agriculture said. 'They have suffered such high losses due to changing weather patterns that they have no option but to be flexible'...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1987 2,200,000
Drought 1982 2,000,000
Flood 1983 1,250,000
Earthquake* 2004 1,019,306
Drought 2001 1,000,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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