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SADC Regional Food Security (as of August 2018)

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The SADC Region Food and Nutrition Security Strategy 2015-2025 emphasises that the regional food and nutrition security situation remains unstable and unpredictable.

Almost 16% of SADC’s rural population have been consistently designated food insecure over the past 5 years. This despite improved production in some Member States.

Climate change, actualized as increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters, especially drought, contribute to the situation. 11 countries (Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar,
Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe had finalised their assessments by the time the SADC Dissemination Forum was held.