Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Climate Change Implications for Food Security and Natural Resources Management in Africa
In the paper, “Climate Change Implications for Food Security and Natural Resources Management in Africa,” the message is clear: business as usual is no longer an option African governments must “prioritize and implement measures to develop agriculture and sustainable natural resource management”. A third of the African population lives in drought-prone areas. Six of the ten largest cities in Africa are located on the coast. These are both areas susceptible to climate change. Climate change will affect poorer African countries disproportionately. The poorest people in those countries will suffer the greatest consequences. The African subsistence farmer is among the most vulnerable. Those least able to cope will be hit the hardest. For more visit the FAO Website.