Climate Change, Agriculture, and Health

The Climate Change, Nutrition, and Health initiative is in response to the ongoing changes in global climate, caused by human use of fossil fuels, which threatens agriculture across the globe and impacts human nutrition. Nowhere is this threat more acute than in Africa, which already struggles with chronic food insecurity, widespread malnutrition, and vulnerability to drought and other climate extremes. In collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Center has hosted a number of workshops and events.

2021 Apr 21

Africa’s Water Opportunity: Science, Sustainability, and Solutions

(All day)

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Virtual Event - Details Below

The theme of Climate Change, Agriculture, and Health in Africa is a key research focus for the Harvard Center for African Studies. We recognize that a changing climate will have adverse impact on crop yields and quality, resulting in reduced availability of food or food of poorer nutritional quality, and that a lack of nutritious food puts a population at greater risk for communicable and non-communicable diseases.

On April 21 – 22, 2021, the Harvard Center for African Studies will reconvene our Climate Change, Agriculture, and Health in Africa initiative around...

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