JOHANNESBURG, 17 June 2009 (IRIN)
- It will take at least ten years to develop a variety of staple grain
that will survive in the climates caused by global warming in most parts
of Africa, and the continent has less than two decades in which to do it,
warn the authors of a new study.
"The countries have to start developing
varieties now, but many of these countries don't have breeding programmes,"
said Luigi Guarino, one of three authors of a study to be published on
19 June in the US journal, Global Environmental Change. "This study,
we hope, at least raises the flag."