Climate change: a blessing in disguise for India’s apple farmers?

11 April, 2012 by (comments)

If you’d like a glimpse of what successful climate change adaptation looks like, this short photofilm is a good place to start. In the 1950s, apple production was booming in and around Kullu town, in Himachal Pradesh, northern India. But as temperatures began to rise, the area became too warm for apples, pushing the apple belt uphill to coolerRead More …

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The house made from apples

15 November, 2011 by (comments)

There are no apples on the trees in Burva village at this time of the year, but the impact of apples is everywhere. Take 58-year-old Balakram Thakur. He was born and raised in this, a traditional two-storey house made from wood, mud and stone: Now he lives here – literally the next house across the road – in aRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en