Namibia’s Worst Drought in 30 Years

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  • Below Average Rainy Season
  • State of Emergency
  • How Does Drought Affect an Agriculture Society?
  • How Many People Are in Danger?
  • Malnutrition Rates Rising
  •  Which Areas Are at Higher Risk?
  • International Response
  • How Are the Funds Allocated?
  • What You Can Do to Help
  • Namibia’s Worst Drought in 30 Years

How Does Drought Affect an Agriculture Society?

Roughly 2 percent of Namibia’s land receives enough rainfall to grow staple crops such as maize, wheat and sorghum.  With a dramatic decrease in rainfall, the Namibian Agronomic Board, NAB, told NBC News that Namibia harvested about 30-thousand tons of crops this year, compared to the 60-thousand tons produced annually.

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