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Climate change affecting desert ecosystem, livestock: experts

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In Pakistan, desert ecosystem is also not safe from the adverse effect of climate change and the weather conditions sometimes become so harsh that it makes life of people and their livestock miserable, said the Climate change and conservation experts.The deserts of Thar and Cholistan are most affected by climate change and varying rainfall patterns […]…Read More

Pitcher irrigation brings vegetables to Pakistani desert

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article image By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra TunioFARMERS IN the arid district of Sanghar in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province regarding the vegetables growing in the sandy ground outside their thatched homes as little short of a miracle.First introduced to the area in 2008, pitcher irrigation - in which buried clay pots release water into the soil - has expanded to 14 villages. It has provided a fresh source of income for more than 200 families who previously thought it impossible to farm vegetables on these…Read More