A team of scientists from Germany and West Africa has developed a computer program that helps farmers in Burkina Faso predict rainfalls more easily. Questions as to when best to plant seeds can now be answered without any guesswork.
Uganda has always been known as the bread basket of Africa and for the most part that's still true. But both the lack of rainfall in the northeast and the large number of refugees have posed a challenge to the country.
The UN says prolonged dry weather - the worst in 15 years - is leading to severe food shortages in North Korea. The isolated communist state, which partly relies on food aid, will likely need increased imports this year.
The adverse effects of climate change and global warming have been increasingly felt by Iran over the past decade. DW spoke to Iran's COP23 delegation chief Majid Shafie-Pour about actions to mitigate these problems.
Erratic rainfall and long dry spells have contributed to large-scale crop failure and livestock deaths across Zimbabwe. As a result, nearly 3 million rural Zimbabweans are currently facing food insecurity.
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