Resilience must be boosted in Africa in
response to climate change, according to participants at the high-level Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue hosted by the Government of Rwanda in
Kigali (5-6 August), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations, the African Union Commission, the African Development
Bank, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Bank.
“Farmers have always been innovators. What they need are policies that protect them and increase their resilience to climate change. They need access to information, technology, and investment, and they should be brought to the conversation on innovation,” FAO’s Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo said.
Africa’s food and agriculture sectors are among the most vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change. Small-holder farmers, small entrepreneurs, and their families, whose livelihoods depend on rain-fed agriculture, are most threatened by climate change. Read more>>