Now to India, where hundreds of millions of farmers who rely on annual monsoon rains are struggling to survive one of the worst droughts in recent history.
Clean water supplies are dwindling around the globe. To grow their crops, farmers resort to using untreated wastewater, which could make them sick - to an even greater extent than previously thought, a study finds.
Farmers from the southern Tamil Nadu state have been protesting in the capital for over a month. Their agitation has taken on unusual facets and is aimed at getting a relief package and loans waived from the government.
Fiery protests by farmers in two key Indian states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party have tossed a simmering agrarian crisis into the spotlight. Murali Krishnan reports.
After years of relying on food handouts, Zimbabwe expects this year to have a substantial maize harvest. But the government must make the crop more attractive to farmers to further ease the perennial hunger problem.
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