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Drought and Flood Resistant Crops:Strategy for food security in the wake of Climate Change

Global warming disastrous effects continue to take it's tall in food insecurity especially in Africa where farming activities are not highly mechanised.This phenomenon leaves thousands and thousands without food to eat besides a myriad of infections due to waterborne diseases . To mitigate against this sad state of affairs, resilience should be built around drought resistant crop varieties with quicker maturity and of high nutritional value , for instance, cassava, sweet potatoes ,english potatoes and yams just to mention the most common tubers that have traditionally stood the test of time as nutritious yet drought resistant.
The best strategy to reach this goal is to pump more funds in research for more resistant varieties through all stakeholders involvement. In the meantime more greener energy solutions through renewable sources of energy is the best solution for a more robust food security globally

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  • Rashid Kamau

    7 w

    Promising approach to help guide actions to transform agri-food systems towards green and climate-resilient.

    • George Kariuki

      7 w

      This is exactly the kind of climate-smart agriculture we need! Researching more resilient crops like cassava and sweet potatoes is a game changer for Africa.

      • Elizabeth Gathigia

        7 w

        Research is prudent in finding solutions, and more research is done it will solve the problem of food insecurity

        • walter lungayi

          7 w

          Great idea!! By prioritizing the cultivation of resilient crops, we can mitigate the impact of extreme weather events on agricultural production and ensure a more sustainable and reliable food supply for the future.

          • Jane Wangui

            7 w

            More funds should be allocated to research institutions so as to come up with alternative ways of dealing with food security.

            • Kevin

              7 w

              Food security can be enhanced by great research and technology investment.

              • Princess

                7 w

                By investing in research and innovation to develop resilient crop varieties, we can ensure stable food production even in challenging environmental conditions.

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