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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Praying for rain in Paraguay

Wasif Chudhary
Maize yellowed by the droughtThe government estimates about 250,000 small-scale farmers are at risk

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A severe drought is threatening the livelihood of thousands of small farmers across Paraguay. The BBC's Vladimir Hernandez visited one family to see how they are affected.
Rosa is hoping for a miracle. She has barely seen any rain since October and has lost almost all of her crops.
She and her husband, Gregorio, earn some cash from their field of six hectares. But crucially most of their crops are used to feed themselves and their two children.

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