An investigation into the effects of climate change on food security vulnerability of rural households: A Case of Sesombe Village, Zhombe
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The effects of climate change on food security vulnerability has predominantly affected the rural households since they depend mostly on rain fed agriculture. The study looked at the effects of climate change on food security on food security vulnerability of rural households in Sesombe village, Zhombe. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were used in determining and evaluating the effects of climate change climate change on food security vulnerability. Data is collected through the use of questionnaires, interviews, observations and secondary sources. Excel was then used to analyse data. The study results confirmed that households are vulnerable to climate change. The staple food consumed by the households which is maize is affected by climatic conditions like droughts and dry spells. The results also showed that the community is well aware of climate change but they are still vulnerable to its effects the reason being they have less coping strategies. Most of the households depend on receiving food aid as their coping strategy.
- Department of Geography