Researchers outline urgent steps to improve food security in the face of increasing natural disasters caused by the climate crisis

There is no single technological fix to the threat posed by the barrage of natural disasters striking the region, they said, but significant improvements could be achieved with new approaches, based on modelling done by the network of researchers in Malawi, Tanzania, South Africa and Zambia.

“The climate change crisis is accelerating. We are seeing more floods, droughts, pests and diseases, especially in the southern Africa region. We are seeing this become more frequent and more severe,” said Sithembile Mwamakamba, director of policy research and analysis at the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, a pan-African organisation.

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