India:Climate Change Affecting Cashew Nut Production in India

Unexpected changes in weather like cyclones and heavy rainfall events have been affecting the production of cashew nut in India. While no study has been done on the matter, experts put it down to climate change.

Ravindra Bhagat, a 40-year-old farmer who has taken up a half-acre cashew nut farm at the Kolamb Gram Panchayat in Ratnagiri district, has 40 trees. Bhagat, who took up the land five years ago, said that more