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Publication Date

1-1-2021

Abstract

This study analyzes the response of youth in Chipinge in face of climate change's effect on food insecurity in the area. The qualitative research informed by desktop analysis provides empirical evidence that youth in Chipinge district have lost hope in their potential and district’s capacity to guarantee food security due to adverse changing weather patterns over the previous two decades namely, cyclone Eline and Idai. Chipinge’s climate is the key at changing the narrative at hand as it has proven to favor cash crop plantation and small grain production for example, tea, coffee macadamia nuts, sorghum and millet. The study took Nyerere and Paulo Freire approach to educate and conscientise youth on food security and climate change. Youth have been recommended to form communal collaborative, joint ventures and adopt agricultural insurances, whilst devolution and implement policy to support youth in farming should be considered by government and policy makers.

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