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Tata Somba, Benin – September 6, 2012: Local woman with a small child passing through the green field. – http://foodtank.com/assets/images/head/iStock_76694969_MEDIUM_opt_opt.jpg
New Report Urges African Governments to Increase Sustainable Agricultural Practices
by Marisa Tsai
Recently, the Montpellier Panel, a team of African and European experts in agriculture, trade, ecology, and global development, released a report titled, “Set for Success: Climate-Proofing the Malabo Declaration.” The report reviews the climate-related targets of the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods, a set of agricultural goals adopted at the African Union Summit in 2014. Panelists urge African governments to better address climate change challenges by increasing support for smallholder farmers and scaling up innovative programs.
According to the report, the impacts of climate change pose a high risk to African food security and economic growth. Agricultural activities employ between 60 and 90 percent…
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