Southern African agriculture and climate change

Southern African agriculture and climate change

Hachigonta, Sepo ; Nelson, Gerald C. ; Thomas, Timothy S. ; Sibanda, Lindiwe Majele

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

This study, , focuses on ways to foster agricultural development and food security in southern Africa to reduce the effects of climate change. The authors develop several weather-based scenarios for how climate change might affect countries in the region between now and 2050.

National contributors from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe review the scenario results for their countries and propose a variety of policies to counter the effects of climate change on agriculture and food security. These policies include developing crops and livestock suitable for hotter and drier environments and providing farmers with irrigation, weather, and climate information.

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