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Draught hampers harvest in Zambezi

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Due to the ongoing drought, farmers in the Zambezi Region are counting their losses.

The region, whose residents heavily rely on agriculture for both consumption and commercial purposes, is worried about the prospects of their farming. 

Some residents of Maalo Village next to Lake Lyambezi say not only do they have to deal with wildlife damaging their crops, but a lack of rainfall also made things difficult this year.

The unemployed farmers who survive through farming say they will not get their return on investment.

Lack of grazing in Okakarara District a concern

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Livestock farmers in the Okakarara District are worried as their animals have started to die as a result of a lack of grazing.

Most farmers say they cannot afford animal fodder.

An nbc News team driving through Okakarara witnessed malnourished cattle roaming around in search of grazing.

Farmers have started to slaughter the weak ones before they die.

The Executive Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, I-Ben Nashandi, details the government's livestock drought relief programme, which is to be rolled out to all 14 regions of the country.