New Programme Launched to Help Farmers Tackle Climate Change

New initiative has been launched to help millions of farmers currently tackling the impacts of climate change. With 90 per cent of the African population involved in agriculture for their livelihood and 65 per cent of the workforce employed in the sector, sustainability is fundamental.

But climate change is making what has always been challenging farming, even more difficult across East and Southern Africa. It's predicted the severity of extreme weather events will only worsen with time and pose an additional threat to farmers' already vulnerable livelihoods.

Prosper Aloyce Mtui, from Morogoro town, does two types of farming; food crops and cash crops. The 39-year-old said the situation on his farm this year has left him with almost no produce.

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