Tanzanian farmers look to science – and tradition – to resist drought

AlertNet: Recent years have not been kind to Veremund Mfuse and his maize crops. As Tanzania struggles with increasingly extreme weather, the farmer, from Mbarali in Tanzania's Mbeya region, has seen his maize production decline, a problem he says is affecting farmers across the region. "Our major challenge here is drought. We face a critical shortage of water, rains are not reliable (and) we harvest very little,' Mfuse said. In response to the problem, which experts in the region say is linked to......

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