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 the theme of water for a two-day virtual conference on Africa’s Water Opportunity: Science, Sustainability, and Solutions. Water has been a central and defining theme of Africa’s development agenda for decades. Climate change across the African continent will result in altered rainfall patterns, with some areas becoming drier and others seeing increased levels of precipitation.
More information here: https://africa.harvard.edu/africa%E2%80%99s-water-opportunity-science-su...
ORGANIZER: Harvard Center for African Studies