Crop failure compounds drought crisis in Afghanistan

Ongoing drought in northern, northeastern and western Afghanistan is likely to push 1.5-2 million more people into food insecurity this autumn, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).   This is in addition to the seven million country-wide already facing food shortages. The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is reporting a failure of the rain-fed wheat crop, which accounts for about 55 percent of the total domestic wheat yield. Irrigated wheat, which tends to yield more per hectare, has also been affected by the drought. The average wheat yield (without fertilizers) on irrigated land is about 2.7 tons per hectare (3.5 tons with fertilizer), versus only 1.1 tons on rain-fed land, according to MAIL. In a normal year Afghanistan produces 4.5 million tons of wheat and around one million tons are imported. The shortfall of 1.9 million tons of wheat this year means more will either have to be imported or secured from other sources. “Satellite derived rainfall estimates indicate that most of Afghanistan had an untimely and inadequate rain and snow season this year. As a result, there will be heavy losses in rain-fed wheat crops, underperforming irrigated wheat crops, poor pasture conditions, and low income earning opportunities in northern Afghanistan and the central highlands this year,” said the US Agency for International Development’s FEWSNET. Increased need due to the drought comes as WFP is already facing a severe funding shortage for its existing programs in Afghanistan. “WFP had originally planned to feed more than seven million Afghans this year, but currently has the resources to reach less than four million,” WFP spokesman Assadullah Azhari told IRIN in Kabul. He said additional funds would be required to cover the new drought-related needs. President Hamid Karzai also expressed concern about the drought at a cabinet meeting on 30 July: “The current drought in certain provinces is hugely damaging to the life of people and their livestock.”  –IWO

There will never be a day (and perhaps it is here already) on the international news cast that speaks of anything good happening on this planet to do with weather or other natural phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanic activity. Soon, they will question what is causing so much revolt in nature, but some of Dawn Lucifer’s human agents will try to sooth the public awareness by saying it is the earth going through a recycling stage that will eventually even itself out. For many, they will take no notice of the truth of what is about to befall them any more than they did in Noah’s pre-flood era, but all will be infuriated as the world they once knew is no longer hospitable.

Psalm 147:17 “He throws His hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand His cold?” Who can withstand anything Father decides to throw evil mankind’s way? No one.

Romans 8:7 “For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit itself to God’s law, for it is unable to do so.”

The “mind-set of the flesh” but not that of a true spiritual believer who bridles his or her body and does not permit it to rule over their spiritual mind-set. But since the flesh currently tainted by imperfection cannot inherit the Kingdom of Christ Jesus, it is left behind at the rapture, because as Father says, She is making all things new

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