Zimbabwe: Climate Change Threatens Yields

AllAfrica (November 14, 2014) | Zimbabwe and South Africa could experience a fall in crop yields of up to 30 percent or more by 2050 if climate change is left unchecked. Penny Urquhart, who is the Africa lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, told journalists at the IPCC outreach event that reduced crop productivity associated with heat and drought stress could have adverse effects on regional, national and household livelihoods and food security.