UNECA’s Seleshi Bekele chaired a parallel session on climate change adaptation and mitigation in African agriculture. The four papers showed how climate change affects agriculture in terms of reducing production, productivity and how it aggravates poverty.
According to the cases shared, countries are tackling the challenges through policy and strategic interventions - National Adaptation Plans, vulnerability assessments, and attention to agricultural resilience. They are also looking for solutions that integrate various interventions – agroforestry, seeds, fertilizers, land and water management, etc. so that agriculture becomes more productive and highly resilient to both climate variability, and climate change.