Sekedo, a drought resistant sorghum for Karamoja

    | February 9, 2009

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    Our news story about “food miles” illustrates one of the indirect ways in which African farmers are affected by climate change. More obvious challenges are faced every day by farmers who find weather patterns more erratic and rainfall patterns more difficult to predict. One strategy for coping with climate change is to use drought-resistant, fast-maturing crop varieties. In this script, we hear from a farmer in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda, who explains that “lack of rain and too much sunshine” made it difficult for him to grow traditional sorghum. He describes his experience with drought-resistant seeds. To view this script online, go to: http://www.farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/84-1script_en.asp.

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