Climate Change and ‘Smart Seeds’ in Africa

Smallholder farmers can overcome the negative effects of the climate change by using new varieties of seeds, Edward Mabaya argues for Al Jazeera.

Southern Africa is undergoing the worst drought in more than three decades. More than 30 million people in South Africa, Malawi, and my home country Zimbabwe are facing hunger.

While this year’s drought is largely attributed to the El Nino effect, rains have been increasingly erratic over the past two decades.

This could be the new normal as climate change models forecast less rainfall and more extreme weather for much of East and Southern Africa.

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