Climate Change and Food Security in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is particularly vulnerable to falling crop yields caused by glacier retreat, floods, droughts, erratic rainfall and other climate change impacts. While the impacts of climate change will be evident everywhere around the world, the poorest countries such as Afghanistan are likely to be most adversely affected due to inadequate infrastructure, instability – disallowing national efforts in mitigation – and lack resources to mobilize against the adverse impacts of climate change on livelihoods. This report takes stock of the main climate change and food security related issues of Afghanistan, measures taken by various national and international actors to address them, the impact of these measures on selected communities, and the challenges that remain to be addressed through new programming by the Government of Afghanistan and its international donors.
Keywords: Climate Change, Environment, Food Security, Afghanistan.