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Small Grains Production Not Meeting Demand in Zimbabwe

Global warming and climate change have resulted in a colossal drop in food-crop production in most regions across the world.

In Zimbabwe, the production of crops such as maize, the country’s staple food, has since 2002 been fluctuating below demand levels due to successive droughts instigated by global warming.

Statistics show that for the past 10 years, the country has not managed to satisfy its national maize demand which is estimated to be around 1,8 million tonnes.

As such, millions of people have been left food and nutrition insecure. About 4 million people were early this year reported to be in need of food aid after the El Nino induced drought while thousands of children dropped out of school due to malnourishment.

Joslin Isaacson/HarvestPlus

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