July 22nd, 2016
..but the drought mentioned yesterday hasn't screwed up every harvest. A large number of small-hold farmers feeling the wrath of the drought are those planing the government subsidized, Hybrid maize (Monsanto). And, though the high-tech crops produce higher yeald and stand up to pests, they've done poorly with the recent deviation in weather patterns. At the Nazareth Community Centre, an old, traditional variety of yellow maize is sewn and, on top of being tastier, it has also stood the test of time, continuing to produce this hearty grain come hell or high water.
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