The weather plays a pivotal role in the success of growing crops and unpredictable weather can cause real damage. Taking this into account the guardians are now attempting to get the most out of the growing season and have started to practice mixed cropping. In addition to his they are also growing indigenous crops which are tolerant to harsh conditions such as cassava, bananas and arrowroot. These practices will hopefully mean that even during harsh weather conditions the farmers will be able to harvest some of the hardier crops.
Below is an illustration of Miale outreach guardians having a training session on mixed cropping with the hopeful outcome of sufficient food during all seasons.