Malawi farmers lay down their hoes to combat climate change

AlertNet: Confronted by worsening dry spells that have damaged his crops, farmer Anthony Kapesa has had an unlikely reaction: he's stopped tilling his land. Kapesa, from Zombwe village in northern Malawi, has long hoed his fields each planting season, making ridges of earth in which to plant his maize seeds. But as Kapesa has learned, soil loosened by tilling is more easily dried out by the sun. In the past, whenever there was a dry spell, Kapesa's crops wilted, drastically decreasing his yield. Lack......

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