Local farmers struggle with soaring temperatures

Déjà vu: Farmers have become accustomed to poor yields in recent years
Déjà vu: Farmers have become accustomed to poor yields in recent years

FRANCISTOWN: Local farmers have said that they face increasing difficulties in maintaining agricultural productivity and sustaining their businesses.

The country has experienced recurring patterns of soaring temperatures in recent months. There are worries that the erratic weather patterns present difficulties across the agricultural sector, particularly for small-scale farmers who lack sufficient funds to address the impacts of unpredictable weather on their livestock and crops.

This week AR5 operations manager, Anne Schoeman, told Mmegi that scorching temperatures pose challenges to their businesses and will most likely affect their yields.


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