Excessive emission of greenhouse gasses as a result of previous and current activities of industrialized nations is increasing the temperature of the earth and causing global climate change.
Changing weather patterns, coupled with extreme weather events, is wrecking havoc on food security in Africa through various means.
Massive crop failures as a result of unpredictable weather for farming continue to occur.
Torrential rainfall and heavy floods destroy crops and farmers lose their investments.
Drought and desertification continue to reduce the area of arable land, leading to destruction of crops and clashes with farmers as herdsmen migrate to find green pasture.
Gully erosion and landslide activities wash off and bury both farmlands and crops in large scale.
All of these, and more, are leading to food scarcity and widespread hunger and starvation in a continent that has no hand in causing the climate crisis.
It is necessary that the world, particularly the industrialized nations, provide needed assistance to help Africans cope with these climate challenges.
In the words of the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, “supporting those suffering from the impacts of climate change is a moral, social and economic imperative”.
Objective of Market Access for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (MACADA) Programme
The objective of the Market Access for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (MACADA) is to provide market opportunities to individuals whose livelihoods have been affected by the impacts of climate change.