German climate change experts are rolling out a training programme for farmers in Gwanda and Beitbridge to help them mitigate the devastating effects of climate change.

Western Farmers Consortium Coordinator, Mr Donald Khumalo said the effects of climate change on agricultural productivity demand farmers to adapt if food self sufficiency is to be guaranteed, hence the importance of such training programmes.

Dr Ludwig Pulschen from Senior Expert Service in Germany said it is unfortunate that wealthy countries have contributed to climate change which is now burdening Africa more than the gas emitters.

Matabeleland South Province is among the regions in the country that have continued to reel under the effects of climate change with crops failing in most areas and cattle dying due to poor pastures and water shortages.

The training program also seeks to promote gender sensitive and inclusive agricultural practices that are climate smart among others.