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An estimated 45 million people in southern Africa are food insecure, with the number of people without access to adequate affordable and nutritious food up 10% from last year, the World Food Program said.
The Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with climate change and the struggling economies of several countries, are the main causes of the food insecurity, said international aid organisations in a webinar organised by the Foreign Correspondents Association of Southern Africa.
Southern Africa has faced impacts of climate change for the past four years nonstop. … I have witnessed the short-lived hope in peoples eyes these past four years when seeds are distributed or exchanged in the hope for a better yield next season, only to be disappointed by more climate disasters.
Covid-19 is exposing the existing systematic weaknesses of the regional policies meant to develop resilient food security.
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