Dealing with the adverse effects of climate change on agricultural production and food security in the region will require dismantling obstacles to regional trade to increase the flow of agricultural commodities between countries in the region, says a report on hunger and food security in southern Africa.
The study, undertaken by the Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), and released in 2009, indicates that the expected impacts of climate change on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region will be mainly on agriculture and water. Hit most hard will be rain-fed agriculture and therefore also small-scale and subsistence farming.
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