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Putting Innovation (S) at the Centre of Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Zimbabwe

When faced with problems such as climate change where will the human species turn to in order to comprehend how the Earth’s climate system functions and impacts on food and agriculture? The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (1992) defines climate change as “a “change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods.” There subsist valid arguments and counterarguments on climate change. The times periods show that “global atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have increased markedly as a result of human activities since 1750 and now far exceed pre-industrial levels”. Climatic changes also impact on Zimbabwe, and make the call for innovation (s) in climate change, agriculture and food security. Furthermore, the UNFCCC (1992) observes that, “[T] he ultimate objective of the Convention and any related legal instruments that the Conference of the Parties may adopt is to achieve, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” This article puts innovation (s) at the centre of climate change, agriculture, and food security in Zimbabwe. By putting into context the concept of opposing forces to innovation within Zimbabwe, the article, broadly advocates for dissection, in an apolitical and