Changes in weather patterns have increased variability and unpredictability of rainfall directly affecting the productivity of crops and livestock, presenting major threats to agriculture-dependent livelihoods. Adapting agriculture to climate variability and associated risks is therefore important not only for the direct impact climate has on production but also for the tendency of most agricultural producers to be risk-averse. While climate change is generally linked to increasing environmental problems such as scarcity of water and pasture resources, and disappearance of tree cover, it is also generally agreed that unsustainable environmental management practices have increased climate change, and could be blamed as well for the worsening environmental problems faced on most parts of the country. This implies that addressing climate change adaptation requires deliberate interventions in mitigation as well. Mitigation measures could include; alternative sources of energy to reduce pressure on trees and forests in search of fuelwood, afforestation, and reforestation practices to increase tree cover, improved farming methods to enhance conservation of water and soil, and rangeland management. These practices have the potential to improve land productivity, reduce poverty, and enhance the resilience of resource-dependent populations.
Regenerate Africa works with governments, businesses, CSOs, and communities to tackle the climate crisis by advocating for ambitious policies and actions that favour a climate-resilient future, net-zero development, energy efficiency, and clean renewable energy for all.