‘Africa Contributes Less But Suffers More From Climate Change’ Says AGRA.


The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has stated that Africa contributes less and yet suffers more than other continents, from climate change issues.

As the umbrella body, AGRA promises to seek immediate attention towards such issues affecting the continent.

Board Chairman of AGRA, Hailemariam Desalegn, who made this known in an interview said, promises and commitments have been  made earlier on, towards climate justice but most of the promises were never implemented.

Desalegn, while noting that technology is playing a vital role in the adaptation of climate change said, reiterated the need to boost the resilience of African farmers and educate them on how to adapt to climate change issues and find lasting solutions to the problems.

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According to the Chairman, a large number of youths are technologically sound and are deeply rooted in knowledge on the opportunities that exist in the digital economy.

He said for youths to get involved in agriculture, transforming the sector from a backward sector to a digitally driven sector is key towards achieving an all-inclusive agro-economy.

“Nigeria as a country with more than 20 million smallholder farmers, Agra is passionate about changing the economic lives of farmers both in the country and other parts of Africa.

“We are working closely with both government and the private sector towards improving food security and boosting the local production of food,” he added.

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