This is an important source of food security because when other crops fail due to poor rains, cassava is drought-resistant
and farmers are still able to get some yields," he said.
CROPSbrHe added that the situation had been caused by low rainfall and failure by farmers to plant drought-resistant
crops as advised by agricultural experts.
Researchers have identified new drought-resistant
plant genes that could accelerate the development of water-efficient crops.
The research body estimates that while 36 million hectares of farmland was under maize cultivation in Africa, the research body managed to produce drought-resistant
crop seeds covering 230,000 square hectares.
79-megawatt solar panel array, a 400,000-gallon rainwater harvesting system, and drought-resistant
landscaping to suit the local Texas climate.
It will help farmers to use drought-resistant
seeds, grow short duration crops for food security and rely on integrated farming to prevent soil erosion and retain a large amount of water.
They are a drought-resistant
favourite, guaranteed to bring bees and butterflies into your garden.
The city is also distributing drought-resistant
seeds and drought-resistant
forage grasses to the farmers to tide them over until the dry spell is over, Ablong added.
It is fairly drought-resistant
and low-maintenance so perfect for a holiday home or rental property.
Aside from having smaller capital and the crop is drought-resistant
, Arcega said the farmers are assured of a ready market for their cassava harvests.
If you are creating new beds and borders, consider drought-resistant
plants such as lavender, Sedum spectabile, lamb's ears and ornamental grass such as Stipa tenuissima, while middle-sized drought-resistant
plants include Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus', Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' (wallflower), Russian sage and Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (catmint).
That treated water could become an inexpensive, drought-resistant
source of water for agricultural and nonpotable municipal use.