Angola: The end of cattle’s paradise: Severe drought and food insecurity in southern Angola

Angola is greatly affected by the negative impacts of climate change. Southern Angola is experiencing the worst drought in 40 years. The increasingly severe drought in the region has severely affected the pastoralists’ ability to grow food over the years. In the prolonged drought, grazing and watering points for livestock have dried up. The vulnerability of communities in southern Angola, particularly in Huíla and Cunene provinces, has been accentuated by their recent loss of land: the diversion of communal grazing land to commercial farmers.

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