The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach so the saying goes, and if this is true, hopefully the message of climate change will find it’s way into our hearts, if its impact on food security in Southern Africa is anything to go by. High temperatures will reduce crop yields, increased prevalence of pests and weeds. Changes in precipitation such as increased rainfall or drought will increase the likelihood of crop failure negatively impacting food security.
Many countries in sub-Saharan countries are already highly vulnerable due to the prevailing food insecurity, and the advent of climate change is going to exacerbate that situation. The most vulnerable populations are often those who are already at the bottom of the pyramid. This is because the poorest section of the population often has the least options to adapt to climate change, and with projected increase in crop prices, cialis online hunger will be a real problem affecting the ability of many countries to meet their MDG goals.
Climate smart agriculture (CSA) seeks to comprehensively address the threat posed by climate change on agriculture and also seeks to curb the potential contribution of poor agricultural practices on green house emissions, that cause climate change. CSA “seeks to incease sustainable productivity, strengthen farmers’ resilience, reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration.”
The high level regional dialogue on climate smart agriculture (CSA) is convened by the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), bringing together key stakeholders in the Southern Africa region to dialogue evidence based policy implementation in support of CSA. This dialogue that is convened annually, can be regarded as the epitome of thought leadership on building resilience to combat climate change.
Africege is proud to participate in this year’s dialogue having collaborated with FANRPAN understanding the policy landscape on climate change and human health in sout
hern Africa. More information on the dialogue can be found here: www.Fanrpan.org.