Waiting for rain

As in many vulnerable communities worldwide, farmers nervously await the rainy season each year in Binga District in Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe. When rains are sparse farmers are forced to plant several times. Normally, the rainy season starts in November. But in recent years, the heavy rain has not come until December, followed by a four- to five-week dry spell in February at a critical stage of crop growth.

Is this dry spell normal?  Or is it the result of global shifts?  Read the full article at Third Way Cafe.

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