The second Thailand’s Assessment Report on Climate Change was released by the Thailand Research Fund on Wednesday with a series of recent studies on climate change’s impact, mitigation and adaptation.

Read more: Climate Change Report Urges All Sectors to Take Action


Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that in order to adapt agriculture to a changing climate, new approaches to irrigation will need to be developed and implemented worldwide.

These new approaches are being discussed as part of the 2nd World Irrigation Forum which opened yesterday in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and brings together stakeholders from around the world to rethink water management in the context of continued population and economic growth as well as the growing threats of climate change.

Read more: Future of food security depends on irrigation methods that adapt to climate change – UN agency


Thailand’s jasmine rice exports to Qatar decreased from 1770.3 tonnes (worth$1.72mn) to 1335.5 tonnes ($1.12mn) in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year due to climate change, the Thai embassy in Doha has said.

Read more: Climate change hits Thailand jasmine rice exports to Qatar


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