16th - 18th October 2017: Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
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Mon, 2017-10-16 14:47 - Wed, 2017-10-18 14:47
Nairobi, Kenya

Drought ranks quite highly in terms of weather-related economic impacts, with annual losses nearing US$ 90 billion per year.  Apart from their direct economic impacts, droughts can threaten drinking water supplies and ecosystems, damage agriculture in a significant way, and contribute to increased food prices. In addition, crop failures, which are occurring more frequently as a result of extended droughts, pose a direct threat to the livelihood of millions of people across Africa. With the intensification of climate change, dry periods in most of Africa are expected to become longer and more frequent, bringing alone much damage to agriculture systems, and negatively influencing the livelihood of hundreds of millions of people



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