Finally, it is essential to emphasise that climate change is a problem caused by human activities. Our collective responsibility is to address it now before it is too late.
Farming is a significant economic activity in Africa, employing over 60% of the population and contributing about 15% of the continent's gross domestic products.
Healthy soil also reduces the amount of sediment and pollutants that enter nearby water resources
The impacts of climate change are indiscriminate and future generations are at greater risk.
However, there have been criticism regarding the actual implementation of these plans.
Studies have revealed gender as integral to the climate crisis, highlighting the need for a more informed and intersectional approach to climate action.
The degradation of soil quality is also reducing the nutritional value of crops, further compromising food security and the health of local communities.
The continent is bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, with effects ranging from expanding desertification, salinisation of croplands due to floods.
African countries are highly vulnerable to climate change and have historically contributed little to global greenhouse gas emissions.
Thus far, the programme has supported 38 African countries and trained over 1 000 climate change experts on a continent of 1,4 billion people. The figures are not consistent with the demand.
Deforestation also results in biodiversity loss and the groundwater table lowering.
Understanding the complete picture of fertilisers’ environmental effects will guide us towards more sustainable agricultural practices.
Various natural systems, such as forests, plants and oceans, can absorb carbon dioxide during carbon sequestration.