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Hot, Hungry and Starved of Investment: Supporting smallholders to build a climate-resilient agricultural sector in southern Africa

Hot, Hungry and Starved of Investment: Supporting smallholders to build a climate-resilient agricultural sector in southern Africa
12 pages

Authors
Hanks, Kiri

Publication date
24 May 2016

DOI
10.21201/2016.610600

ISBN
978-0-85598-733-6

Publisher
Oxfam

Type
Issue briefing

As the African Development Bank meets in southern Africa, one of the strongest and most sustained El Niño events on record – turbocharged by climate change – is causing severe drought, failed harvests and a hunger crisis across the region. This is being made worse by record high temperatures as a result of global warming. Women farmers are on the front line of climate change, yet are also the region’s first line of defence against food insecurity. With smallholder agriculture being critical to both food security and inclusive growth, governments – supported by donors and international organizations – must urgently implement plans to better support smallholder farmers and increase resilience. This paper outlines the current situation in the region and presents recommendations to help work towards this. 

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