[QODLink]
Asia
Kazakhstan harvest suffers due to drought
Farmers are concerned over a drop in agricultural production, the country's main export sector.
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2012 10:27

Kazakhstan's wheat farmers have suffered from drought that is affecting grain production, which has dropped by more than half.

An exceptionally dry summer has yielded a miserable harvest amounting to the loss of 600,000 hectares, according to figures.

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from the Kostanay region on Kazakhstan's northern border with Russia.

52

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
More than 400 gaming dens operate on native lands, but critics say social ills and inequality stack the deck.
The Palestinian president is expected to address the UN with a new proposal for the creation of a Palestinian state.
Nearly 1,200 aboriginal females have been killed or disappeared over 30 years with little justice served, critics say.
Ethnic violence has wracked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.
Malay artists revitalise the art of puppeteering by fusing tradition with modern characters such as Darth Vader.