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Analysis: India’s million-dollar betel leaf industry is suffering in a warming world

Analysis: India’s million-dollar betel leaf industry is suffering in a warming world

Geeta Kushwaha, with two other women, tying betel vines to a bamboo bareja in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh. Photo credit: Tej Prakash Bhardwaj. By Tej Prakash Bhardwaj Erratic regional rainfall and temperature fluctuations pose risks for the hugely popular but climatically sensitive plant. Farmers across India are reporting that climate change is adversely affecting the quality of the betel leaf. The […]