AFRICA/MOZAMBIQUE - Famine affects more than 300 000 people

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Maputo (Agenzia Fides) - This year more than 300 thousand people have suffered famine in the southern part of Mozambique. According to information gathered by Fides Agency, the Minister of Agriculture Jose Pacheco said that the serious phenomenon, which affects mainly the central and southern regions of the African Country, was caused by different factors, including drought, floods and an outbreak of insects. In addition, crops were destroyed by wild animals, including elephants and hippos. According to local authorities, the Government is developing new mechanisms to help farmers produce more food, buy fertilizers and agricultural tools. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 05/03/2014)