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Climate smart agriculture : successes in Africa (English)

Africa is home to more than 225 million under nourished people. Farm families in Africa and other parts of the world are already over represented among the poor. Climate change will strongly reduce their chances of escaping poverty. Africa agricultural systems to almost triple overall production. Doing so in a business as usual manner would triple agriculture and land use–related emissions,catapulting Africa to near the top of international agricultural emission contributors and making it impossible for the global community to meet its COP 21 commitment of keeping temperature change well under 2°C. Agriculture and agriculture driven land use produce 25 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), makingit a big part of the climate problem. But agriculture can also be come a part of the solution change our approach to planning and investmentfor agricultural growth and development, there is a profound risk of misallocating financial resources, generating agricultural systems incapable of supporting food security, increasing land degradation and vulnerability of the poor, and contributing to increasing climate change.

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Hou,Xiaoyue Morales,Xenia Zia Obuya,Grace Anyango Bobo,Dasan Braimoh,Ademola

Climate smart agriculture : successes in Africa (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.