The UN University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), Accra, Ghana, says African governments and other stakeholders must take steps to mitigate climate change impact on food security.
This is contained in a statement issued by Ms Praise Nutakor, Communications Associate of the institute, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement said the Director of UNU-INRA, Dr Elias Ayuk, made the remarks during a courtesy call on the South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Ms Lulama Xingwana, in Accra. Ayuk warned that climate change impact in the agricultural value chain could be severe on Africa.
The UN university official said evidence from UNU-INRA’s project for ECOWAS and other reports suggested that climate impact might be severe on the continent.
According to him, some countries could see increases in crop production while a majority are very likely to become net importers of food if pragmatic measures are not taken.