Southern Africa faces the worst drought in almost a decade
May 27, 2015
An unprecedented drought which has not been witnessed for the last decade is affecting most parts of southern Africa from southern Angola to Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia. This severe drought has led to crop failure in the region. Major food shortage is being felt in the region.
The most affected crop is maize. Zimbabwe’s 2015 forecast for maize is about 9,50,000 tonnes which is far less than the 1.8 million tonnes that the people of Zimbabwe need. The...