Nigeria, Others Enjoyed to Strengthen Ecosystems

Nigeria and other member states of the United Nations in Africa have been enjoined to strengthen ecosystems, as the key to help local farmers in Africa adapt to climate change and ensure that they produce enough food to meet people’s nutritional needs.

It was reported by the global body that nearly 800 participants from more than 50 countries attended the conference in the capital city of Nairobi, agreeing that ecosystem-based adaptation provides flexible, cost effective, and broadly applicable alternatives for building robust food systems on less inputs and reducing the impacts of climate change.

The conference, convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), other UN agencies, Governments and partners, explored ecosystem-based approaches to enhance food security, ecosystem productivity and climate change adaptation in Africa.