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December 17th, 2019 / Punch

The world is changing and one of the factors driving this change is climate change, which continues to affect the weather and the elements, such as rainfall and storms, among others. These changes affect basically everything that concerns man and his environment.

The impact of these changes is gradually being felt across the world but one sector that is very crucial to the survival of humans, which is being greatly affected, is the agricultural sector. This is so because it speaks to the very essence of our existence as humans as we need to grow our food and eat to survive.

The increasing changing pattern of rainfall, rising temperatures, diseases and pests, has been caused by climate change, which is now adversely affecting the global food chain ecosystem and increasing the odds at which food security and poverty reduction becomes challenging now and in the foreseeable future.

Across Africa, Agriculture is one the most important sectors of the economy and it is one of the main driving forces through which Africa can pull itself out of the realm of poverty. Read more …