Farmers are warning that the UK government needs to act fast to ensure a supply of seasonal migrant labour after Brexit. Arrivals are already dropping, and they warn farms could move or close down. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading
The World Food Programme (WFP) has raised concern about food security in southern Africa where an estimated 14 million people are facing hunger following prolonged dry spells that led to a poor harvest last year. The weather condition is said to have been worsened by El Nino, a pattern which typically brings drier conditions to Southern Africa and wetter ones to East Africa.
Malawi faces its most severe food crisis in a decade, blamed on extreme flooding and late, erratic rains, putting millions at risk of malnutrition and hunger.