In Mali, farmers scramble to adapt to changing rains

Reuters: Talking with his neighbours under a neem tree, Madou Kone relates how he is late planting his sorghum crop this year -- even though the usual time to plant is now. "This is the right time to start farming, but I haven't sown any crop yet, as I had to finish clearing my farm. I am a bit late,' said the 56-year-old Kone, a resident of the village of Heremakono, in the country's south. Malian farmers expect to begin sowing in late June or early July, at the beginning of the rainy season, which......

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