Determination and despair in a season of no rain

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The Department of Meteorological Services (DMS) recently warned the rains would be scarce this season. Very little is expected during the months of January to March.

These are months during which Botswana farmers, most of whom rely on rainfall, expect their crops to be nearing maturity.

With a gloomy forecast as provided by the DMS, it is doubtful if the country will produce a bumper harvest as it did last year. 

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