oa CSIR Science Scope - Producing food in a changing climate : adapting the way we live - water & food security



Environmental researchers predict that southern Africa will be severely affected by climate change over the next 70 years, with the possibility of critical impacts on food production in the region. Mounting evidence indicates that growth in food production has already begun to slow due to a range of factors, of which climate stress is one. In 2006, for example, the production of maize, the staple food for the region, fell short by 2.18 million metric tonnes.


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