Ensuring Africa’s food security by adopting climate-smart techniques

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The economies of African countries’ are dominated by agriculture and the continent’s growth relies heavily on the performance of the sector. However, climate change is a threat to agrarian operations and one of the biggest challenges to food security systems in Africa. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has yielded devastating effects exhibited by acute food and commodity shortages the world over. This has ratcheted pressure on Africa as a continent to rely on its produce by using climate-smart techniques. Africa imported a range of agricultural products worth US$6.9 billion from Russia and Ukraine in 2020. According to the World Bank, more and more African countries are realizing that the development, promotion, and adoption of climate-smart technologies, implementation of the right enabling policies, and development of relevant skills in Africa's food system workforce are among the game-changers that can truly make a difference. “Agriculture is a victim of climate change but also a major part of the climate problem. With climate change and dwindling natural resources, the sustainability of the food system is important. That's why the World Bank promotes climate-smart agriculture, which aims to secure a triple-win of increased productivity, greater resilience, and a lower environmental footprint,” said Juergen Voegele, Vice

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