As a subsistence farmer, ‘Maliako noticed the negative impact the environment was having on crop yields. By problem-solving together with other women in her community, ‘Maliako now employs better farming practices and hopes to reverse the effects of climate change.
SADC Water 4th Regional Strategic Action Plan English version
Southern Africa is still battling with challenges of water insecurity. These are exacerbated by limited financial capacity in an environment of climate-induced pressures and an ever increasing water demand. Approximately 40% of the region’s people still do not have access to safe drinking water while about 60% have no access to improved sanitation facilities. Water insecurity and such poor sanitation and hygiene levels are a drawback to efforts on poverty reduction, economic growth and regional stability.
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