The report calls for donors and government to boost investment in climate change resilience, to avoid problems that would have catastrophic results on African development such as major food shortages, increased child malnutrition, unplanned migration, food price hikes and exacerbated poverty.
SOILS ARE THE ESSENCE OF LIFE, SUSTAINING HUMANS, PLANTS AND ANIMALS FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS. AS THE SOURCE OF THE FOOD WE EAT AND HOME AND HABITAT FOR MUCH OF THE PLANET’S FLORA AND FAUNA, SOIL IS A PRECIOUS RESOURCE.
Soils’ varying properties, diverse qualities and characteristics directly influence the quality and amount of food that farmers grow. In effect, healthy and fertile soils are fundamental in the effort to reduce food insecurity, create viable rural livelihoods and sustainably manage ecosystems.