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COP 22 AND AGRICULTURE

Marrakech, the capital of Morroco, is hosting the COP of 22, the conference of the parties. The U.N. is talking about climate change. Particularly the conference focuses its attention on the agriculture production in Africa that employ around 40% of the population.

For example, in the high mountains, the period of the year where snow is present has been greatly reduced. Additionally, underground water sources have seen a reduction as well. In the last 27 years, the rains has been between 15%-20% lower than previous years.

When the rain does come, it comes in showers and breeds flood. the initiative proposes measures to improve soil management’ water and irrigation management; and better weather forecasting and insurance programs for farmers affected by drought.

The initiative proposes measures such as improved soil management, water and irrigation management, and better weather forecasting and insurance programs for farmers affected by drought.

 

The gLAWcal Team

POREEN project

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

(Source: The Guardian & The World Bank)