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Climate change and the threat to African food security

Sub-Saharan Africa is currently the most food-insecure region in the world. Climate change could aggravate the situation further unless adequate measures are put in place. Dealing with these impacts requires measures that will minimise losses or take advantage of the opportunities presented. This first issue of a new briefing series called "Joto Afrika" presents six articles about how people in Africa are being affected by climate change, and how they are adapting.  The articles are as follows:

  • Inform, involve, adapt in Benin
  • Food insecurity in Kenya
  • Long-range forecasts in West Africa
  • Farmers adapt in Limpopo Basin
  • Livestock and climate change
  • Food production in Ethiopia

Joto Afrika, Swahili for ‘Africa is feeling the heat’, is a new series of briefings and online resources about adapting to climate change in Africa. It is produced by the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) in Kenya in partnership with AfricaAdapt and IDS Knowledge Services.