Adopt new farming methods, Africa told

By James Ratemo, Nairobi, Kenya.

See original article at the Standard newspaper

Experts at the ongoing first meteorological conference in Nairobi, have warned that reliance on rain-fed agriculture is no longer sustainable, since climate change has disrupted weather patterns.

They urged Africa to adopt new farming methods to overcome effects of climate change and produce enough food.

The continent was also urged to adopt modern weather forecast techniques to counter the devastating effects of climate change, which could lead to lack of enough water.

Statistics from the World Food Organisation show that 1.5 billion people are directly affected by degraded land and soil erosion, a situation worsened by climate change. read full article here

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