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Zambia to have low yield in 2018/2019

FARMERS in a maize field.

ESTHER MSETEKA, Lusaka
ZAMBIA is likely to have low yield in the 2018/19 farming season due to the anticipated El Nino, which might adversely impact on most African economies.
According to the 2018/19 Southern African Development Community (SADC) food and nutrition security outlook report, the effects of climate change, especially drought and flooding, has continued to negatively affect nutrition and food security in the region.
The report says the number of food and nutrition-insecure people has increased to 29.4 million in the 2018/19 consumption year from last season’s 27 million after a drop from 38 million in 2016/17.
“In Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the number of people who are food and READ MORE

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