African countries need to shift to more drought-resistant crops

A recent report by the climate change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) research group says global warming will cause famine in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. CCAFS researchers focused their observations on the tropics and identified the regions with chronically-malnourished populations who are highly dependent on local food supplies. As many African areas are expected to become drier, countries such as South Africa whose agriculture is mainly based on maize farming can shift to more drought resistant crops. Countries such as Niger, however, will not have many options because they are already supporting themselves by very drought resistant crop varieties, such as sorghum and millet. Read more here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: