Desperate farmers cry to govt for drought relief

Desperate farmers cry to govt for drought relief

Drought. Picture: AFP / File / Ziniyange Auntony

Drought-stricken farmers around the country are pleading for help as conditions threaten the nation’s food supply and their very survival.

The government has no proper plan to deal with the current drought, leaving farmers and rural communities to fend for themselves as dry conditions worsen and dam levels drop amid little hope of any rain in the near future. As the drought threatens to engulf the nation, farmers are crying foul about government’s inaction to give them drought relief assistance. Both black and white farmers say they have been left to fend for themselves, with nothing coming from the authorities. Now, the farmers are counting the cost as livestock is dying in large numbers on their farms while traditionally productive...




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