How to boost food production in Africa: Smallholder farmers are struggling to adapt to rising temperatures and erratic rains and need better help from governments than they have been getting

by IRIN News

A farmer in the village of Mabalane in Lesotho’s Hoek District. Photo: Mujahid Safodien/IRIN

Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), released on 3 September in Addis Ababa.

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