Keyword: agri-business

Recurring droughts prompt calls for change in French farming methods

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In the Limousin region, a farmer feeds silage to his cattle which can no longer graze on parched pasture land. © AFP In the Limousin region, a farmer feeds silage to his cattle which can no longer graze on parched pasture land. © AFP

As France sizzles this weekend under an extreme heatwave, data shows that July this year saw the lowest rainfall in the country since that of 1959, and the scorched land is witnessing a severe drought that is now threatening the future of many farmers. In face of what has become a recurrent problem over recent years, some agronomists are calling for urgent and radical changes to conventional agricultural practices. Amélie Poinssot reports.

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