Traditionally, the area to the west of Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre receives a steady rainfall for at least nine months of the year, but this has started to change over the past two decades.
Effects of climate change
In the past, the farmers of the Satemwa Tea Estate in Malawi could rely upon rain to arrive in November, but now this weather pattern is changing. The rains do not arrive when they expect them...
Bio Exotica, located on the shores of Lake Volta in Ghana, can no longer guarantee the sweet taste of its pineapples due the impact of climate change.
High temperatures are expected to coincide with a certain stage of Bio Exotica’s pineapple crop growth, but last year the temperatures were 1.5 degrees lower than normal, delaying the maturity of the fruit. Another climatic event is the rising water level in Lake...