Farmers urged to consider family planning


Balaka District Agriculture Office has urged farmers to consider family planning as one way of mitigating climate change challenges affecting their food security year in year out.

District Agriculture Development Officer, Dennis Zingeni, said Wednesday during an interface meeting which Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM) convened to provide a platform for community and duty bearers.

Zingeni said Balaka has been facing climate change effects more especially dry spells and floods, leaving many households food insecure for several consecutive years.

John Jekete of Sub Traditional Authority Matola in Balaka says climate change has affected him and most farmers greatly especially changes in rainfall pattern resulting into dry spells or flooding, leaving them food insecure.

CADECOM National Programmes Coordinator, Aaron Ntaya, says they convened the meeting to allow the community have a chance to present their climate change challenges to duty bearers and see how they can help one another.

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Leonard Tenson


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