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Small holder farmers advised

Maize field farm.

KELLY NJOMBO, Lusaka
SMALL HOLDER farmers have been advised to find sustainable solutions to improve food security and livelihoods, while adapting to the impacts of climatic challenges.

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) said climate change has increased incidences of drought, heat and extreme weather, crop pests and diseases, all of which can severely limit the growth of maize, wheat, rice and potato.

According to a working paper from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security availed to the Daily Mail recently, the demand for staple crops like maize is expected to increase by 60 percent by 2050, posing a grave danger for global food…http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/


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