20-02-2014 01:43 AM | Namibia

Crops succumb to severe drought

The dry spell in the north continues to exact a heavy toll on crops in a number of constituencies and villages, with many people starting to feel the pinch already.

In fact, some farmers have already stopped cultivating, while others have left their free-range chickens to feed on the stunted and drying mahangu stalks in their fields. Most subsistence crop farmers say their crops have wilted, because the rains were below average this year. Governor of the Oshikoto Region Penda ya Ndakolo said measures need to be taken to ensure the process of distributing drought relief food to those in need continues this year.
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