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Malawi

Malawi: Crop residues help farmers save maize from dry spell

Small-scale maize farmers in many parts of Malawi are worried about the current dry spell. Some areas have been without rain for […]

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Guinea

Republic of Guinea: Farmer uses kola leaf compost to regenerate infertile land

Lemine Camara is fighting to restore his soil. It was damaged by many years of overusing or incorrectly applying chemical fertilizers. Mr. […]

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News in brief

Zambia: Farmers face poor harvests and higher food prices (Trust)

Farmers in some parts of Zambia are struggling to produce enough food for the country because of erratic weather, late rains, drought, […]

Nigeria: Imminent locust and quelea bird infestations to destroy crops (AllAfrica)

The federal government is warning farmers that swarms of locusts and quelea birds are about to invade farmers’ fields in northern Nigeria. […]

South Africa: National park to kill animals in response to severe drought (The Guardian)

The recent severe drought in South Africa is forcing rangers in Kruger National Park to kill about 350 hippos and buffaloes. The […]