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Avril 2005

Sécheresse : du maïs au manioc en Zambie

IRIN ONU Bureau pour les Affaires Humanitaires

-  ZAMBIA : A drought-prone country turns to cassava

  • 29 Mar 2005 (IRIN) - Stung by the threat of a poor maize harvest, the Zambian government has urged farmers to turn to cassava production in the drought-prone southern and central regions.
    According to agriculture experts, cassava is hardier than maize because it can grow in dry conditions and does not require large doses of fertiliser.
    It could just prove to be the answer to Zambia’s food requirements, as poor and erratic rainfall in five of its nine provinces have left the country battling yet another drought this year.

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