Mango production saw 60% decline this year due to climate change
Alongwith problems of canal closures, electrical load shedding, and diesel shortages; climate change and a lack of resources, have now reduced mango production by roughly 60% this season.
According to Abdul Ghaffar Garewal, Director of the Mango Research Institute (MRI), severe temperature difference from March 11 to March 17 from 37 degrees centigrade to 42 degrees centigrade, compared to 34 degrees centigrade in prior years, had a bigger impact on the mango fruit. Similarly, the temperature in April remained high in comparison to past years, which exacerbated challenges for producers. According to Abdul Ghaffar, mango production was reduced by roughly 60% since the blossoming stage could not withstand the harsh weather.
In addition to climate change, other factors have also harmed mango production. Ghaffar claimed that due to a lack of canal water, energy load shedding, and diesel shortages, growers were unable to irrigate mango crops during the ripening season.