Agriculture in Africa is affected by climate change - Abir Lemseffer

Thu Nov 7th, 2019 - Nationwide

Mrs Abir Lemseffer is the Director General of the Initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture to Climate Change (AAA). The AAA was a launched upstream of COP22 organised in Morocco, the initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA) aims to reduce the vulnerability of Africa and its agriculture to climate change. According to its website; It promotes and fosters the implementation of specific projects to improve soil management, agricultural water control, climate risk management and capacity building & funding solutions.

The initiative is an important response not only to climate change but also to food insecurity.Its objective is to place the Adaptation of African Agriculture at the heart of climate debates and negotiations and to attract a substantial share of climate funds. As for the solutions, it also aims to contribute to the roll-out of specific agricultural projects. The Adaptation of African Agriculture was identified as one of the priorities of the Moroccan presidency for COP22. To date, the initiative is actively supported by 33 African countries, the UNFCCC, and the FAO.

At the just-concluded 2nd Ministerial Conference of the Adaptation of African Agriculture to Climate Change; held at the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir, Morocco. The first day was devoted to the Scientific Day led by the Scientific Committee of the AAA Initiative. The second day was the Donors Roundtable where ways of mobilising the necessary funds for the identification and implementation of agricultural projects were discussed.




source: Guardian