Like most parents living in rural Lesotho, Musa has spent the majority of his life providing for his family through subsistence rain-fed agriculture.
Whether growing regular staple crops like maize and sorghum or a small plot of green vegetables at home, Musa has always had a passion for farming. He recalls, “I have always been someone who had a love for agriculture.”
For decades, farmers across southern Africa have relied on seasonal rainfall to irrigate their crops. However, in recent years rains have become less reliable and the devastating drought of 2015-2016 saw farmers like Musa lose their entire crops. For Musa the memories of this time and the difficulties he faced in providing for his family are still raw.