The world is undergoing rapid changes as a result of human activities and these changes have resulted in the melting of glaciers. Consequently, the world is faced with climate change at an unprecedented level. Hurricane Fiona made landfall In America and the Caribbean, destroying power lines, roads, houses and telecommunication infrastructure. South-East Asia has not been spared of floods whose patterns are governed by the volume of rain that comes with the summer Monsoon season. In the state of Himachal Pradesh in India, annual Monsoon floods have killed more than 1,550 people in the last five years. Both Afghanistan and Pakistan have also been flood-ravaged, resulting in the loss of lives and massive destruction of food crops. Climate change definitely has a direct impact on food systems and food security and as such, the 2022 floods which have affected at least 40 countries pose bad news for food security. The World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organisation have said the food security situation in countries such as Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen is highly concerning. The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the fallout of Russia\u2019s war in Ukraine has affected global food prices, especially of essential food commodities like wheat. To cap it all up, the floods have submerged hectares of arable land in several countries and this has had a big impact on food production. Africa has been hit disproportionately by the fallout from climate change, which has aggravated droughts and flooding across the continent in recent years. In 2022 alone, no less than 1,466 deaths have been recorded across the entire continent. Nigeria has also experienced exceptional flooding this year. According to the National Emergency Management Agency, 33 of 36 states in Nigeria have so far experienced floods.\u00a0 This was the subject of a recent report by Lagos-based geopolitical research firm, SBM Intelligence. The flooding has real life effects. According to the Minister of State for Disaster and Humanitarian Affairs, 500 people have now been killed, 90,000 homes partially or totally destroyed and 70,566 hectares of land submerged. Many of the affected states are food-producing ones. While parts of Jigawa in the North West are under water with foods like cassava, corn and yam being likely affected, some others like Benue and Taraba are experiencing twin attacks from flood and armed groups. In the decade between 2011 and 2020, Nigeria experienced 103 flood incidents across the 36 states and Abuja, with 9,501,777 persons affected, 1,187 lives lost, and properties worth $904,500 damaged. Across the continent, the FAO reckons that Africa will produce 4% less cereals than it did last year due to low rainfalls in Kenya and dried-out hectares of land in Somalia and Ethiopia. Regionally, 38.2 million people are projected to be food insecure across West and Central Africa while 10 of the 48 Asian nations recognised by the UN are food deficit. As the effects of climate change continue to worsen around the world, it will have a major impact on food production and far-reaching implications for food security. This will further complicate fragile food security systems that are already impacted by local conflicts such as the Boko Haram insurgency and the Pastoral Conflicts in Nigeria, and regional conflicts such as the multi-faceted insurgencies and wars in the Horn of Africa. A report by security advisory, Nextier also said, \u201cA review of key institutions saddled with the task\u00a0 of disaster risk management in Nigeria suggests\u00a0 that while they focus on early warning signals\u00a0 and ex post facto response to disasters, they lack the capacity and focus on putting in place disaster risk prevention and reduction.\u201d, and thus recommends that a key solution must be found in building disaster-resilient communities. \u201cNigeria must drive public and private investment in\u00a0 building disaster-resilient communities by\u00a0 building physical infrastructures that can\u00a0 withstand disasters and ensuring proper\u00a0 maintenance. The government must also\u00a0 invest in the people by building the capacity\u00a0 of the local people to understand and\u00a0 implement disaster risk reduction strategies\u00a0 in the communities to reduce anthropogenic factors contributing to disasters such as flooding.\u201d An analyst at SBM Intelligence, Glory Etim, said, \u201cNigeria currently deals with an inflation rate of about 17% which experts believe is a significant understatement of the true state of things. The floods will exacerbate the existing food and security crises which may have a larger than life influence on the country\u2019s stability on the long term. This is because food imports cannot be adequately relied upon to fix the looming shortage as countries that serve as Nigeria\u2019s main import markets are also dealing with shortages due to the war in Ukraine, as well as a glaring foreign exchange shortage that have bedeviled Nigerian importers for sometime. Adetokunbo Akingbala, the cofounder of PosterVillam Ltd, an agricultural extension services provider, said that more than a million hectares of farmland had been submerged by flooding, and that given that we are currently in the harvest period, he expects a 15% -27% increase in food prices by December. Collins Uma, who is based in Benue, warned that the flooding would create a lack of seeds for planting in the next farming season. He also said that many farmers had become IDPs having lost their homes and sources of livelihood to the raging flood waters. Ironically, agriculture is simultaneously a major contributor to climate change, and a victim of it, as flooding around the world shows. Recent events should make clear the need for urgent and concerted actions by countries to reverse climate change and build in climate resilience. SBM Intelligence\u2019s Etim added, \u201cNigeria\u2019s case is not totally removed from the world\u2019s problems but it is important for any solution to this problem to take the Nigerian context into account. And in this context, data is key. The Nigerian meteorological agency have performed below expectation in its advisory role to disaster management agencies and state governments in that it not only did not see the need to warn states prone to flooding during the August break, it also does not have enough data over the years to accurately predict a weather pattern that may prove useful for disaster planning.