Farmers in South Africa have been hit by the worst drought in several decades. Crops have been destroyed and livelihoods are at risk.
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.
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.
Three days of storms have unleashed devastating fires across South Africa's Western Cape. Nine people have been killed and some 10,000 displaced.
Zimbabwe, once the breadbasket of southern Africa, is largely dependent on food assistance due to drought caused by El Nino weather. Scientists have a solution: drought-resistant maize seed varieties.
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