The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) says crop diversification is the only way of mitigating the devastating effects of climate change affecting farmers across the country. Commenting on the food relief distribution programme that government is currently undertaking in drought-hit areas, through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU), ZNFU president Jervis Zimba said there was need for the Ministry of Agriculture to introduce new crop varieties in areas that were affected by droughts to avoid hunger in future agricultural seasons. “So, we welcome (the food relief distribution), I mean we are in a dire situation and this issue of climate change is actually very worrying and it’s real. So, we’ve got to really look at how we mitigate the…...

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