Zambia: Farmers encouraged to plant drought-resistant crops

The Zambian government is building more maize storage facilities and trying to encourage farmers to grow drought-resistant crops such as millet, sorghum and cassava.

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    After a long drought, several countries in southern Africa are enjoying bumper harvests.

    The Zambian government is building more maize storage facilities and trying to encourage farmers to grow drought-resistant crops such as millet, sorghum and cassava.

    But poor farmers remain vulnerable to unpredictable weather patterns.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Shanyemba village, Zambia.


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