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In pictures: Tanzania's food fears
Erosion fears

But heavy rain on parched soil is not always a blessing, especially in Singida.

Deforestation has led to large-scale erosion and semi-arid landscapes.

The rains have swept away fertile upper layers of soil, leaving farmers fearing not only for this year's crops but also for harvests to come.

Pictures and text by Judith Ster

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