So far the rural farmers have endured, and to a large extent overcome, army worms, stalk borers, and red locusts. What could be next? Floods.
After a few years of serious drought that brought food insecurity and failed crops, suddenly the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone has moved over southern Zambia, bringing torrential rain and flooding. Our village at Chilupula is seeing their little river roar up its banks. We have not heard if any crops have been damaged.
One Chilupula commentator put it this way:
“It seems Zambia has become Egypt in the time of Moses.”