Large areas of southern China are suffering from serious drought, with water levels on two major rivers in rice-growing provinces dropping to historic lows. Photo: Xinhua
Large areas of southern China are suffering from serious drought, with water levels on two major rivers in rice-growing provinces dropping to historic lows. Photo: Xinhua

In China’s rice-growing heartland, farmers fight to save the autumn harvest

  • Poyang Lake and surrounding wetlands in Jiangxi province are parched, and rice farmers in the region are fearful about the coming harvest
  • Despite the drought, analysts say China has ample rice reserves and a drop in output this year is unlikely to cause volatility in global prices

Large areas of southern China are suffering from serious drought, with water levels on two major rivers in rice-growing provinces dropping to historic lows. Photo: Xinhua
Large areas of southern China are suffering from serious drought, with water levels on two major rivers in rice-growing provinces dropping to historic lows. Photo: Xinhua
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