The risks posed by normal to below normal rainfall this farming season demand for urgent contingency plans to mitigate against high levels of food insecurity, says the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI). According to data compiled by IAPRI in its September Food Security Report released, Monday, IAPRI cautioned that farmers need to be aware of the risks posed by the normal to below normal rainfall pattern that is expected to envelope vast swathes of the country. This follows a medium-term weather forecast released by the Zambia Meteorological Department, which reveals that rainfall for November and December this year will be normal to below normal in at least nine provinces of the country, with a likelihood of late onset of…...

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