Farmers in South Africa have been hit by the worst drought in several decades. Crops have been destroyed and livelihoods are at risk.
South Africa is considering an amendment to its consitution which will allow the expropriation of land without compensation. The government claims it is addressing lingering injustice from the apartheid era.
Growing up in a South African township, Ndivile Mokoena realized early that women, children and society's poorest are hit hardest by environmental issues. Now she works for gender equality and climate justice globally.
A scheme to control invasive plants in South Africa is helping to conserve water — and offering an inexpensive, eco-friendly solution for poor communities to bury their dead.
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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