Indian lavender coming soon?

Climate change is affecting traditional agricultural patterns around the world and thus reshaping supply chains.

Here’s just one example.

While lavender farming in France has been complicated for several years by recurrent droughts and disease (not to mention an increased competition from more competitive foreign countries), it is emerging as an opportunity for small producers in Indian Kashmir facing climate change.

Supported by the government in a region where the cultivation of medicinal plants is already well established, lavender is emerging as a resilient and lucrative alternative.

While the areas converted are still limited (around 80 hectares), the impact on local communities is significant, with 1,000 farmers already involved and jobs boosted by this growing industry.