Friday, May 07, 2010

Africa faces climate change challenges

Climate change is expected to affect some of the most impoverished regions of Africa, worsening conditions and curtailing efforts for food security. Subsistence farmers aren noted to be at most risk which will likely hurt the economy in addition to the food supply. Furthermore, It has been noted that a third of Africa’s population lives in drought-prone areas and sixty percent of Africa’s largest cities are coastal, putting a large portion of the African population at risk too.

In response to this threat, a five-day meeting is being held in Luanda up until May 7th in order to discuss the impact on food prices, food security, and biofuels production. There are discussions for efforts to create a sustainable practice that could help maintain food supplies through agricultural knowledge.

-Yashina Burns

Resources: AFP