Sorghum and millet are turning out to be saviors for farmers in Zimbabwe's arid Matabeleland North Province who see a future in these hardy crops. More suited to frequent droughts, erratic rainfall, and long mid-season dry spells than maize, the crops are ensuring alternate grains for food, cash and greater resilience to harsher weather conditions. More ..
The high rate of unemployment in Malawi is driving young people to towns, where they face disillusionment. Making village life more attractive and engaging them in the farming sector is a way out.
Some enterprising youngsters have shown the way.