Heavy rains damage crops after drought in Zimbabwe

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4 million Zimbabweans need food aid until the end of March because of the 2016 drought

  • Incessant rains follow worst drought in 25 years

  • Staple maize and tobacco worst hit by rains

  • Fertiliser shortages add to maize farmers' problems

By MacDonald Dzirutwe

HARARE, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Heavy rains have battered crops in Zimbabwe, threatening its food staple, maize, and its cash tobacco crops just months after the worst drought in a quarter century, the head of the commercial farmers' union said on Wednesday.

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