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Livestock systems in Swaziland: Adapt or perish

A changing climate will prompt changes in behaviour across southern Africa. And when it comes to adaptation, Swazi farmer Bongani Phakathi is a frustrated man a few steps ahead of his neighbours.

Traditionally, livestock in Swaziland grazes in the fields during winter, eating what’s left behind after maize and other crops are harvested. But Phakathi practices conservation agriculture on his smallholding a few kilometres outside the capital, Mbabane.

Read more … (IPS)

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