Climate change has caused Sri Lanka’s rice outputs to fall to their lowest levels since 2010, according to FAO estimates.
Indonesia is banking on an unusual strategy to prevent further flooding in its inundated capital Jakarta called cloud seeding.
Heavy rains caused massive flooding in Jakarta on Thursday bringing the city to a halt.
Researchers from Australia have examined what motivates people who are greatly involved in the climate debate to reject scientific evidence.
Amidst horrendous flooding in major rice-growing areas in the Philippines, researchers have unveiled a new rice variety that can survive around two weeks of being under water.
A 15-day state of disaster is currently in effect on the west coast of Fiji that has been ravaged by floods since January 22.
Natural disasters in Asia in 2011 could well prove to be the costliest ever, say experts at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
The floods which have affected eight million people in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand have underlined shortcomings in disaster risk reduction, says the UNISDR.
A Philippine senator is calling for an integrated flood warning and response system as 3.2 million people struggle with back-to-back typhoons which have triggered widespread floods across the country.