Dust from drought-ravaged Free State threatens SA food security

The plumes are a red flag since the country relies on maize fields in that province for staple foods

08 October 2020 - 19:15

Large tracts of agricultural land, decimated by drought in the northern Free State, have been identified as a major source of wind-borne dust – and a threat to food security – in SA.

Researchers used satellite imagery, captured over a decade, to study and track the origin of dust plumes...

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