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Where are the most vulnerable areas to climate induced insecurities and risks in Zimbabwe?

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This factsheet gives answers on how climate exacerbates root causes of conflict in Zimbabwe, using spatial hotspot analysis. The findings show that the high/moderate conflict and harsh climate interactions co-occurred principally with low productivity, inequality, and undernutrition hotspots. This occurs in the following districts: Beitbridge, Chiredzi, Mwenezi, and Chipinge.

This publication is part of a factsheet series reporting on the findings of the CGIAR FOCUS Climate Security Observatory work in Africa (Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe). The research is centered around 5 questions: 1. How does climate exacerbate root causes of conflict? 2. Where are hotspots of climate insecurities ? 3.What is the underlying structure of the climate, conflict, and socio-economic system? 4. Are climate and security policies coherent and integrated? 5. Are policy makers aware of the climate security nexus?

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Achicanoy H, Ramirez-Villegas J, Mendez A, Läderach P, Pacillo G. 2021. Where are the most vulnerable areas to climate induced insecurities and risks in Zimbabwe?. CGIAR FOCUS Climate Security.

Authors

Achicanoy, Harold
Ramirez-Villegas, Julian
Mendez, Andres
Läderach, Peter
Pacillo, Grazia