Climate Change and Food Security
Food Security in South Africa

© Eric Miller
Barren field on a Free State farm.
A changing climate means we have to change the way we live. In terms of food security, climate change has effects on what we can grow and when, our access to water and our exposure diseases through food.

SouthAfrica.co.za explores these and other effects of climate change on our food systems.

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Effects of Climate Change on Food Security

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