By Chelsey Moubray • 13 November 2019 . The devastating drought in Southern Africa has seriously eroded the capacity of affected farming households and communities to produce in the 2019/20 season, which has … International forecasting models anticipate a high probability of below-average rainfall through March (Figure 1), including in surplus-producing Zambia and South Africa. The south is yet to recover from the effects of the 2015/16 El Niño and the 2017/18 drought, and the number of children who are acutely malnourished is expected to rise in 2019… South Africa is facing one of the worst droughts to hit the region in 30 years, affecting food production and prices, while many small farmers are … South Africa unprepared for drought disaster, AgriSA warns government. The months-long drought is affecting most of southern Africa. ... 28-10-2019 08:43. The worst drought some farmers have seen in decades is affecting much of southern Africa. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) recalled in November 2019 that communities in southern Africa have been affected by drought since late 2018. South Africa is on the verge of a national water crisis, with drought and poor infrastructure maintenance creating a desiccated dichotomy. Across Southern Africa, the October 2019 to March 2020 season started poorly with widespread rainfall deficits. November 21, 2019, 1:54 PM • 5 min read. • 37,44% settlements in South Africa are affected by drought • Real agricultural output was 9.2% lower in the first half of 2019 than in the corresponding period of 2018. Torrents of water once thundered over the precipice at Victoria Falls, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, shrouding the area in mist. Although the vulnerable southern region received fair rainfall this season, the harvest is forecast to be well below average. The … Southern Africa is paying the high price for global climate change? South_Africa_Deadly_Drought_34397 In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, Workers are packed into the back of a farmers pickup truck in Vosburg, South Africa… Aid groups say more than 50 million people in Africa face a hunger crisis due to the ongoing drought, which some say is the worst in a century. ... South Africa.