Zvimba East legislator, Cde Patrick Zhuwao has called for the establishment of an adaptation department that does research to enable proper planning and implementation of adaptation methods.

The call comes after recent rains that hit the country in the last few days.

Experts say if the country had an adaptation department, it would quickly disseminate information to farmers especially those growing tobacco to find ways of utilising the rains.

Though admitting that the showers being currently received are not normal rains, Cde Zhuwao said tobacco farmers without irrigation equipment can take advantage and take more hectares of tobacco as is the norm with dry planting.

PHD Researcher in climate change, Mrs Rabecca Rance Chanakira urged government to combine climate change adaptation measures developed by indigenous people over the years with new researches being carried out so that the country can come up with a vibrant climate change adaptation measure in the face of climate instability.

Climate change resulting from global warming is one of the greatest threats to food security especially in Sub Saharan Africa where rainfall patterns are increasingly becoming unpredictable.