First drought, then downpour. Unpredictable weather is devastating Zimbabwe’s maize crops. The government has introduced farmers to new hybrid varieties. They’re more adaptable to climate change.
Chaotic land reforms, drought and lack of financing have made it difficult for Zimbabwe's small-holder farmers to get ahead. Increased focus on funding irrigation schemes is hoping to change that.
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.
DW's Wanjiku Mwaura was among a group of journalists who went to Zimbabwe to see the effects of financial support from the EU. She came back knowing a lot more about beekeeping and ways to battle climate change.
Hunger levels have been rising for three years in a row, states a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. In 2017, Africa and South America saw the highest increase.
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