2011-06-20 00:43:58Climate Change - African Agriculture And Food Supply At Risk -- AllAfrica.com
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The following AllAfrica.com article would make a great cross-post on SkS. Climate Change - African Agriculture And Food Supply At Risk

Bonn — Climate change and global warming are likely to have dramatically negative effects on African agriculture and food supply by reducing river runoffs and water recharge, especially in semi-arid zones such as Southern Africa, two new reports say...

The first study, "Climate change, water, and food security" by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) constitutes a comprehensive survey of existing scientific knowledge on the anticipated consequences of climate change for water use in agriculture...

The second study, by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in cooperation with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), comes to similar predictions, and warns that climate change is likely to cause widespread famines in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia by destroying the basis of local agriculture...


Note: AllAfrica.com does a great job of covering climate change impacts on Africa, its regions and its countires. If you have never visted this website, you should take a gander.