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Science combating desertification in the Sahel'

Science combating desertification in the Sahel

The incredible work of a young, female microbiologist from Burkina Faso
Africa Center for Climate and Sustainable Development inaugurated in Rome'

Africa Center for Climate and Sustainable Development inaugurated in Rome

Initiated by Italy with FAO and UNDP support, the center has a special focus on Climate Smart Agriculture, access to water, rural women and youth
FAO and University of Chile will promote sustainable development in the agri-food sector'

FAO and University of Chile will promote sustainable development in the agri-food sector

New agreement will foster knowledge-sharing and technology transfer to address climate change and food security

FAO's work on Climate Change

Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activity and livestock are a significant driver of climate change, trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere and triggering global warming.

Climate change has both direct and indirect effects on agricultural productivity including changing rainfall patterns, drought, flooding and the geographical redistribution of pests and diseases. The vast amounts of CO2 absorbed by the oceans causes acidification, influencing the health of our oceans and those whose livelihoods and nutrition depend on them. FAO is supporting countries to both mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change through a wide range of research based and practical programmes and projects, as an integral part of the 2030 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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