UN climate conference: Africa’s farmers and indigenous peoples call for agricultural conversion

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GLASGOW (dpa-AFX) – Representatives of African smallholders and indigenous communities called for a sustainable, climate-friendly conversion of agriculture at the World Climate Conference in Glasgow. Elizabeth Nsimadala, president of the Federation of East African Farmers and the Pan-African Farmers Association, said she spoke for 80 million farmers who fed more than 800 million people. Often, however, the farmers themselves can hardly make ends meet – also because droughts caused by climate change are increasingly drying out the soil or natural disasters are destroying harvests.

“Too many of us go hungry every day,” said the farmer from Uganda. The suicide rate is higher than in almost any other profession


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