Africa's Potential On Agriculture
'm learning about "We need to realize Africa's potential on agriculture" right now, and in particular what I'm wondering is African farmers must be able to access the knowledge and tools they need to unleash agriculture's full potential for the continent? I was researching this question online, and this article caught my attention because it talks about the threat of food insecurity, of a changing climate, of disrupted marketplaces all paint a picture of potential famine, drought and widespread poverty.
"Climate change is exacerbating an already poor food supply in Africa,
leaving farmers less capable of providing for themselves, let alone their communities. The problems vary across the continent – droughts, flash floods, early rains, late frosts – but they all threaten to make farmers' traditional planting knowledge obsolete. A recent report from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) projects that wheat, rice and maize yields in sub-Saharan Africa are expected to drop by 34%, 15% and 10% respectively by 2050."
The quote that I chose here is basically saying that climate is something important because that determines the food.
I think that this is strong because people need food to survive. Without food they are dead.