South Africa’s farmers struggle to cope with changing climate

AlertNet: The dun maize fields at Vusi Mlozi's farm in Sopisfonteng, in South Africa's Senekal district, offer a possible warning about the future of agriculture in the country. Spread over a vast 30 hectares, the farm is baked by a scorching sun and starved of water, the plants parched and nearly dead. A severe drought in central South African has rendered reservoirs temporarily unusable, devastated farm fields and made drinking water scarce. A combination of excessive heat and high winds also has sent......

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