crop failure

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Noun1.crop failure - the failure of crops to produce a marketable surplus
failure - lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure"
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FARMERS who suffered crop failure after buying the Ritz oilseed rape variety last year have been compensated by one of the merchants selling the seed.
The recent spurt in wheat price was mainly due to a crop failure in Russia and few other major producing countries.
Much of the arable land was carried away, and the close proximity of the glaciers caused massive crop failure due to low temperatures.
The dark side of a white Christmas: sprout crop failure.
The return of passion fruit after a crop failure last year helped it boost sales of still drinks by 6.
6 million children under the age of five are on the brink of starvation due to drought, crop failure and the loss of livestock.
In one example, desperate subsistence farmers displaced by desertification and crop failure are more likely to cultivate poppies as part of the drug trade, which is intrinsically linked to insecurity in Afghanistan.
The lack of water availability not only affects women's productivity and health, but also the quality of their gardens, which is the only source of food in cases of crop failure and drought.
Payment in this experimental pilot project will be triggered if data gathered over a period from March to October 2006 indicates that rainfall has been significantly below historic averages, pointing to the likelihood of widespread crop failure.
Further, in order to protect farmers against crop failure due to natural calamities, pests & diseases, weather conditions, Government of India had introduced the National Crop Insurance Programme (NCIP) from Rabi 2013-14 season with component schemes of Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS), Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) and Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS).
Extreme weather events (such as drought in parts of Syria, for example) lead to crop failure and food shortage, which in turn can fuel political instability and violent conflict.
India being the largest producer of red chillies has experienced crop failure due to poor weather conditions.