Climate change is impacting agriculture, farmers’ livelihoods and the price of our food. Action is essential to safeguard food security.
Mitigating climate change and increasing domestic food production can help to address food insecurity and rising prices.
Climate change and supply chain disruptions impacted food availability and affordability in 2022, causing double-digit inflation for many key items.
Food prices are affected by overall price inflation, but they are also an inflation driver in their own right.
South Africa is experiencing a number of environmental issues, including global warming, pollution and species loss.
Global warming is making extreme events, such as heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, floods and tropical storms, more frequent and severe.
The IMF is sounding the alarm as climate change threatens to worsen food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.
The cascading effects of climate change impact our ability to produce food, leading to food insecurity and increased food prices.
Agriculture is both a victim and culprit of climate change. The sector is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and is acutely vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
A drought refers to a period of time when an area experiences lower-than-average precipitation. South Africa faces an increasing risk from drought due to climate change.
The main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2), produced by burning fossil fuels. South Africa is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases on the African continent.
Farming is a thriving, robust and diverse sector in South Africa, consisting of both commercial and subsistence farms.