DRY SPELLS HIT SESHEKE FARMERS, CROPS SCORCHED
By Marcus Sakubita
Sesheke District in Western Province has been hit by dry spells that threaten the region’s food security.
Alarmed by the problem that began three weeks ago, a small-scale farmer, Boniface Chungu, has lost maize and tomato crops on a two-hectare field due to high temperature.
Mr. Chungu fears the situation is likely to hamper a good harvest in the district hence the government must prepare to send relief food to affected communities.
This is happening weeks after the nation experienced severe floods in some parts of Eastern, Copperbelt, Central, Lusaka and Southern Zambia displaced several families but the opposite is happening in the border area that has several farming communities.
Climate change hit Zambia’s Sesheke District Western province in form of Drought.