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Change Agent Zimbabwe turns to drought-resistant crops

Scientists are developing faster-maturing and drought-tolerant varieties of corn and cotton, holding out the hope of much-needed relief for thousands of farmers across Zimbabwe.

By Madalitso MwandoAlertNet / November 1, 2012

Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters/File

As planting season approaches amid concerns about successive poor harvests, research into drought-resistant seeds is gaining momentum in an indication that the Zimbabwean government is waking up to the reality of climate change.