Wednesday, April 24, 2024

AGRA Laments Yield Reductions over Climate Change 

The Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA), has lamented the negative effect of climate impacts, adding that it will lead to overall yield reductions of up to 30 percent by 2050 if nothing is done to curtail the ugly situation.

The Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA), has lamented the negative effect of climate impacts, adding that it will lead to overall yield reductions of up to 30 percent by 2050 if nothing is done to curtail the ugly situation.

The AGRA President, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, disclosed this while speaking at the first Ministerial Meeting of Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate)organized during the Agriculture, Food and Livelihoods Week Expo in Dubai.

Adapting and building resilience to climate change and/or reducing/removing greenhouse gas emissions, new technologies, products, and approaches are required to mitigate climate change that is undermining agricultural practices, impact global weather and seasonality.

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AIM for Climate is a joint initiative between the United States and UAE to tackle climate change and global hunger by accelerating investments and support for climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation over five years (2021 – 2025).

The first Ministerial Meeting was hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Mariam Almheiri, while delegation of Ministers and top government officials from Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda where present.

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Dr. Kalibata pointed out that AGRA is proud to join the AIM for Climate as a Knowledge Partner to accelerate adoption of solutions through its Innovation Sprints and enhance African countries’ agricultural sector readiness for investments and support smallholder farmers adapt to the effects of climate change.

“This involves setting targets and reforms to be effected. Together with our partners, AGRA is proud to launch the AGRF to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, in September 2022 to support building these implementation plans and bringing Africa’s voice together on food security and climate to COP27 in Egypt later this year,” she said.

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