Effects of Climate Change are Clearly Visible on Wheat Crop in Sueliman Mountainous Region

Suleiman Mountainous Region (SMR) is part of the dry land ecosystem of Pakistan. SMR receives a precipitation of 200-350 mm/anum. Rain fed agriculture makes the major part of crops like wheat and corn. In rain fed areas, mostly local indigenous verities of wheat and other crops are used for cultivation.
In the climate change scenario, the large sized crow are not coming as migrant birds in the region. Also the precipitation amount decreased or the pattern and time of rains changed.
This year because of very limited rains, an insect locally known as green tick attacked on the roots of the wheat crop. Such insect usually attack in the dry years when rains are minimal and the roots are still easy to access by these insects. In the previous times there had been the presence of a lot of large black crows flocks, which had been eating such ticks. Now that biological source of insect control is diminished because of the effects of climate change.
I can concluded that the blind use of pesticides and other human activities might be the reason of the crows elimination for the region. Also the deforestation and other global drivers effected the rain pattern very badly.
In the context of the above phenomenon the goal of food security is a further hard challenge to beat by the countries like Pakistan in coming years.

Author: Dr Raziq

I’m PhD in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, Camel dairying, Alain, UAE. I had performed as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of traditional genetic resources for food and agriculture. Iim advocating camel under the theme of CAMEL4LIFE and believe in camel potential. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES), and Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan. I also work as a freelance scientist working (currently member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI). I’m an ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist, Ethnovet and ethomedicie researcher and reviewer. I explore deserts and grazing lands for knowledge and understanding.

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