European farmers hit by dry season

EU scrambles to draft emergency water-conservation plans and aid packages.

    European farmers are suffering severe droughts this season, as a lack of rain hampers the continent's agricultural industry.

    France is already experiencing conditions so critical that the government has promised to pay farmers more than $1bn in compensation for their failed crops.

    Experts say it is a challenge which governments in normally drought-free regions will increasingly face.

    Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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