Climate idea

Patrick Kiash

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African Union

Climate idea

To avert this hunger crisis, African leaders must commit to investing in agriculture, green energy to overcome crisis!

Dear African Leaders, Ending hunger has been one of the greatest challenges of our times and the devastating events from the past two years have intensified food insecurity. In 2021, a staggering 278 million Africans – 1 in 5 people – were affected by malnutrition. The invasion of Ukraine has further increased these conditions. Back-to-back emergencies aggravated by climate change, conflict, and a pandemic are affecting people across our continent. Many now face starvation, children are not getting the nutrients they need to grow to their full potential, and year-on-year droughts have caused failed harvests, making it hard for African farmers to grow food and for the continent to become self-sufficient. The good news is that immediate action by you can make a difference. In 2014, African leaders developed a framework – the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) to enhance agricultural production and bring about food security on the continent. This was a critical step in recognizing how important the sector is for economic growth and to reduce poverty. However, right now, we desperately need you to meet your commitments for the future of the continent. The G20 Summit and COP27 are taking place in a few weeks and achieving global cooperation on food security would be a major win. Ahead of them, we are calling on you to urgently act to: Increase the share of domestic agriculture expenditure on adaptation to be in line with CAADP commitments, such as improving social safety nets, investing in more dietary diverse food systems, and securing access to irrigated land. Expand the African Emergency Food Production Facility to reach a total of 30 million farmers to boost their access to agricultural fertilizers, and allow them to produce food urgently. Pledge to stop rising food prices by keeping them and agricultural markets open and guard against unjustified restrictive measures on food and agriculture exports. Reduce reliance on food imports by investing in domestic production, agricultural adaptation, and increasing agricultural output in a sustainable manner. Act now so that everyone across our beautiful continent can have enough food to live and thrive now and in the future. With hope, #GlobalCitezen #AfricanVoices. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGqQwDMvHRSCmvHkjXvQSJKWJfq

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  • We Don't Have Time

    22 w

    Dear Patrick Kiash Thank you for getting your climate idea to level 2! We have reached out to African Union and asked what they think. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Muhammad We Don't Have Time

    • Daryl Cleary

      22 w

      Consider real clean, safe, sustainable, renewable, infinite and free for the collection energy like rooftop sunshine, the wind, geothermal and ocean energy and use that to fuel zero exhaust machines and transportation

      • Namande Prossy

        31 w

        Actually if we talj of food security improvement in African countries, first of all water accessibility and irrigation systems should be introduced especially on the rural households where lots of farming takes place. That way we will have impacted development and food security in the rural communities where most of the Nations food come from. Did you know that Urban areas have the biggest population and if there is equal development both in rural and Urban areas, many people will move back to the rural areas and run development activities

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        • Tabitha Kimani

          31 w

          Africans need to be serious. We cant continue relying on the rains to grow food crops. With government initiatives and commitment, irrigation would be the best alternative. Look at Israel and what they have achieved in terms of Agriculture.

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          • Kihm Francis

            31 w

            True there is more need of investing in agriculture to curb this hunger issue & still there is need for these leaders to up their climate finance to cease this drought issues ...

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