Santo Antão: Farmers in Lagoa of Eastern Plateau admit to losing crops if it does not rain until the middle of October

 

Porto Novo, Oct 3 (Inforpress) – Farmers in Lagoa of Eastern Plateau in Santo Antão today admitted the possibility of losing all their crops, which are already “very weakened” if it does not rain until the middle of this month.

Livestock farmers are also “worried” about the drought that affect Lagoa of Eastern Plateau, also foreseeing “extreme difficulties” to save their livestock, due to the scarcity of grazing that already occurs in this area.

“If it does not rain until October 15, we will lose our crops, especially corn, which is already very weak,” said farmer Domingos Sousa.

The president of the community association “Luz Viva” of Lagoa of Eastern Plateau, Manuel Pinto, confirmed to Inforpress that the farmers and local farmers situation is “discouraged” given the possibility of another bad agricultural year.

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