Farmers encouraged to plant drought tolerant crops

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is encouraging farmers to plant crops which require less water.

Selvin Thompson, NEPA’s conservation officer said as the drought continues to affect the agriculture sector, farmers need to explore innovative ways for crops to maintain viability.

“We are encouraging farmers and other citizens to plant crops that are tolerant to drought, this is to ensure our food security,” he told RJR News.

Some crops that can be grown with less water are sweet potatoes, pineapples, peanuts and cassava .

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