Climate change affects farmers

as some areas are receiving heavy rains

Farmers have cried foul with the change of climate which according to them has affected their farming activities. Farmers in Tisangalare group which is in Matola Village, Balaka, complained that all their efforts are in vain.

The farmers say they planted early in October last year but because of drought, their plants dried up.

One of the farmers Dickson Malunga said that he has lost all his plants which he planted in October and not only that but also fertilizers since he applied the first application in November. Dickson Malunga is planting again with hope that the coming of rain will normalise, but he is not sure where he will get the fertilizers.

Other farmers in the group are planting again. If rains continue to come, they will apply fertilizer.

Farmers who have grow cash crops like cotton, tobacco and tomatoes are also complaining that the rains will affect the time they have to bring their produce to the market.

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