FEATURE-Zimbabwe’s farmers feel the heat of fires – and of price hikes – Reuters

An extended dry season, runaway wildfires and a lack of foreign currency for maize seed, fertilizer and fuel suggest Zimbabwe’s small-scale farmers may face a tough growing season ahead, officials and farmers say. But the country has seen a surge in areas burned this year, compared to last, in part as dry conditions allow fires to spread, according to the national Environmental Management Agency .

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Publish date : 2018-10-30 16:56:22

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