244 000ha of crops ravaged by rains, drought in Mozambique

Over 244 000 hectares of various crops have been damaged by heavy rains, flooding, tropical storms, and drought in Mozambique during the 2021/22 summer farming season. Data from Mozambique’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says the crop losses will...

Rural women in front lines of fight against climate change

The threat of climate change related events to agricultural production, food security, and human settlements is a matter of grave concern for South Africa, according to Makhotso Sotyu, deputy minister of environment, forestry and fisheries. She was speaking during a...

Mzansi plants more summer crops despite farm floods

Despite widespread flooding, the farmers of Mzansi planted slightly more summer crops than they did last year. Estimates released yesterday by the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development’s crop estimates committee, point to the 2021/22 summer crop...