Investing in climate resilience will be key to improving prospects for drought-prone farming sector

The El Nino weather event has resulted in the driest calendar year nationwide since record keeping began in 1904. Read more about the effects on agriculture production, labour and investment statistics and what is predicted for the 2016/2017. The greatest challenge identified is the ability of the sector to technically adapt to the changing conditions. Some of the adaptations highlighted include efficient water conservation and use, cultivation according to specific region and soil type, advancing soil vitality and the use of crop covers. To read more click here.