Africa / Climate Change / Food security / Nigeria / Pastoralism / West Africa

Nigeria: Climate change and food challenge

Climate change has gradually dominated discussion in almost every country of the world because of the challenge it poses to the survival of individuals and whole nations.

In recent times, whole countries have been threatened by changes in climatic conditions ranging from draught, delayed rainfall, continuous melting of the polar region causing severe flood in some countries and speculation about the acid rain.

Early this year, the food Agricultural organization (FAO) reported that Mongolia experienced a severe change in climatic conditions that caused a great loss to farmers who are predominantly pastoralists because many of their livestock died after temperatures in the country dropped to -50 degrees centigrade killing 1.7 million heads of livestock and putting 21, 000 herder families at risk of hunger.

Read more … (Daily Trust)

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