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Agriculture: Zimbabwe Plunges Towards a Food Crisis

Zimbabwe - May 20th, 2015 - Farisai Moyo was hoping for a bumper harvest this year, but all he has to show for his hard work is a field of wilted maize – the result of a prolonged dry spell across much of Zimbabwe that is likely to tip the country into food crisis.

“I will now need to sell my goats and chickens to generate income,” Moyo said when IRIN visited his farm in Mhondoro-Ngezi district, about 160 kilometres south of the capital, Harare.

Many more farmers in the drought-prone south of the country are facing the same situation, with the April/May maize harvest – Zimbabwe’s staple crop – reportedly written off in entire districts.

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