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The African continent will be the most affected by #climatechange, according to IPCC (@IPCC_CH).

The African continent will be the most affected by climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In a region where 70 percent of inhabitants still directly rely on the land for their livelihoods, the amount of usable land is decreasing as the number of people who need it is increasing. Africa's population is estimated to grow to 4 billion by the end of the century, up from about 1.2 billion today. With the need for food increasing fast, some farmers are exhausting their soils, preventing their replenishment. At the same time, the United Nations reports that large areas of arable land are drying up and desertification is spreading because of overuse and global warming. These trends are putting a serious strain on food security in the region. Four factors come into play when evaluating food security: availability, access, utilization, and...

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