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Namibia: expectations for maize harvest improve dramatically

April 18th, 2016 / AllAfrica.com

Late rains have dramatically changed the expectations of the total white maize harvest from the Maize Triangle and immediate environs. The total maize harvest is now projected at more than 44 000 tonnes, after 9 391 hectares were planted countrywide. Almost 4 400 hectares were planted in the Maize Triangle, …

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe declares drought disaster

February 6th, 2016 / BBC, UK

The United Nations World Food Programme has said some 14 million people face hunger in southern Africa because of a drought that has been exacerbated by the El Nino weather phenomenon. South Africa, Namibia and Botswana have also been badly hit. Read …