Skip to comments.Fueled by climate change, Zimbabwe's erratic harvests cause farmers with HIV to struggle
Posted on 02/13/2019 6:44:59 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Jemitias Denhere shakes his head as he explains why, despite being a specialist in soil management and crop production, he specializes in beef livestock.
The district agronomist -- plants specialist -- owns 27 hectares of land in the Mwenezi area of southern Zimbabwe, a particularly arid location. Here, farmers endure extreme weather challenges such as drought and flash flooding -- and, thus, some of the highest food shortages.
His cattle can exist on the little grass that remains during dry times, but to produce crops without irrigation is risky -- so he decided against it. "One year, you win; one year, you will fail; repeat," he said.
But over the past five years, the situation has become worse.
One of the rising uncertainties climate change is bringing to the country: The rains have come much later, with the November rainy season beginning as late as January -- and when it comes, there's less of it, sometimes falling for just one day.
"We're experiencing the worst style of drought. If we receive rains, it will be like a cyclone: very violent, too windy. Very erratic. So you cannot bank on it. Things are changing every day."
"It's clear that people are feeling increased uncertainty about the weather," said Maarten van Aalst, director of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, which advises the Red Cross globally. But he adds that while it's known that climate change is bringing more heat and rising risk of drought to this area, there is no clear scientific evidence about changes in hail or strong winds -- mainly because researchers don't have the data.
But the consequences of such extreme weather go even further, beyond livelihoods, hunger and education, to the population's health -- including HIV.
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Farmers with HIV hardest hit.
I’d think that HIV would cause anybody with HIV to struggle.
Mandatory climate change story, naturally.
Zimbabwee is in trouble because of Zimbabwee, socialism, and a certain culture that dooms itself each and every time it is in charge.
Fueled by climate change = it is all the fault of the west
Right...the CO2 in the atmosphere is causing Zimbabwes agricultural problems. Incompetence, laziness, corruption and stupidity have nothing to do with it.
Year after year, the Soviet Union was struck by massive, inexplicable crop failures that absolutely, positively had NOTHING to do with communism, a fate similar to Zimbabwe’s.
I heard they were HIV positive and transgendered, organic farmers that are being unfairly targeted by climate change.
My first question was whether or not that was a real headline, or if it was Mad-Libs. X.x
Talk about covering bases....all the need is 30% of the worlds money and they’d be fine...won’t you help? * sniff*
This is almost unbelievable propaganda. The disaster we see was a result, not of climate change, but of Black Racism and progressive socialism. Horrific crimes, committed against farmers, simply because they were white, finally driven off as their land was seized from them. Now, the people whom were not raised to farm such land, fail and people starve. This is NOT a ‘climate change’ this is Racism and Socialism at it’s finest. Joseph Goebbels award goes to CNN for this one.
Poe’s Law in action.
Kicking whites off their farms and allowing inexperienced farmers to take over has led to “Zimbabwe’s erratic harvests”!!!!
ONLY CNN would come up with crap like this. Such a nonsense title.
So that is what they are calling Mugabe these days. “Old Climate Change.”
Just Damn. What a title. lol
Zimbabwe One Of those $h!tholes Trump spoke so correctly about
Horse hockey. But hey, might as well blame AIDS on globull warming.
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