Late rains dampen northern farmersďż˝ hopes

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Even though the Department of Meteorological Services warned of an extremely poor rain season this year, farmers in the North-East district dutifully went to the fields placing their hopes on the Almighty. Mmegi Correspondent, PINI BOTHOKO reports that the ploughing season has gotten off to a nightmarish start

FRANCISTOWN: The Department of Meteorological Services’ (DMS) warnings are coming horribly true for farmers here, as poor rains frustrate hopes for a robust start to the cropping season.

On October 1, the department announced that it expected the country to suffer the worst drought it has experienced in 34 years, this year, due to the effects of El-Nino weather phenomenon.

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