Rain fed agriculture increases food insecurity

One of the fields in Kweneng region
One of the fields in Kweneng region

Climate change and dependence on rain-fed farming has led to a reduction in yields of 10-50% for staple cereals, increased water scarcity for crops, livestock and domestic use in Botswana and the region, said experts at the ongoing National Agricultural Show.

Furthermore, the imperatives of climate change impose serious challenges on nations’ ability to feed themselves, thus requiring alternative innovative ways to combat the adverse effects of such impositions. 

The Minister of Agriculture, Patrick Ralotsia when opening the show encouraged farmers and urged locals to embark on climate smart agriculture. 

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