Climate change brings fresh threat to local farmers

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Climate change continues to exert pressure on water resources and related sectors, especially crop production, which is mostly rain-fed in Botswana. The recent advice from the Department of Meteorological Services that farmers must stop ploughing as Botswana was going through a dry-spell could be an omen for the country’s trying times ahead, writes BABOKI KAYAWE

The Department of Meteorological Services (DMS) forecast that traditional rainy months of January to March would be unusually dry this year has surely pierced the hearts of those who till the land like a poisoned arrow.

The ever-escalating costs of food, inadequate rains and extreme temperatures are a concern to every fine-minded citizen given the human metabolism’s daily call for food and nutrition.

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