HIVOS Southern Africa advocacy officer for sustainable diets William Chilufya has advised government to start implementing diversified farming practices to tackle the devastating effects of climate change affecting farmers. Commenting on whether government’s ongoing relief food distribution programme being undertaken through the Disaster Mitigation and Management Unit (DMMU) would be enough to avert the hunger crisis in drought-hit areas, Chilufya noted that only crop diversification would be able to change farmers’ dire situation. “It’s very important that government has stepped in to try and address the hunger challenges in some parts of this country that were affected by the droughts. In some parts of this country, there is some maize. So, in as much as the government is doing the…...

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