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Zambia:The Art Of Farming - Crop Diversification

Date Published: 
12/28/2009
Summary: 

Food shortages in Zambia result from high dependence on rain-fed cultivation where drought usually entails a food crisis.
This is particularly common among small-scale farmers and prevalence of the monoculture of maize production at the expense of crops tolerant to drought which exacerbate the impact of drought on the food situation.