Archive: Drought


News & Analysis Drought-stricken barren landscape with cracked earth

The IMF is sounding the alarm as climate change threatens to worsen food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Explainer Field of wheat crop in front of mountain

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.

Explainer Photograph of an intricately patterned glass dome, taken from underneath

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.

Explainer Aerial view of crops being harvested by machine

Farming is a thriving, robust and diverse sector in South Africa, consisting of both commercial and subsistence farms.