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Investing In ‘Climate-Smart’ Agriculture Can Contribute To Achieving Long-Term Stability In Africa

Financial Times: Aid spending can help stabilize ‘fragile’ African countries
Elwyn Grainger-Jones, executive director of CGIAR System Organization

“…The relationship between development assistance and migration levels is complex. … Directing development aid to reduce pressure on fragile states impacted by unemployment, hunger, and climate change can help build greater stability so nations are less dramatically affected by the political, social, or environmental shocks that drive displacement. … Investing in ‘climate-smart’ agricultural technologies and practices, such as insurance schemes, drought-resistant crops, and water management, can make a difference. … If the U.K. is looking to tackle the root causes of migration and invest in the long-term stability and prosperity of African countries, then prioritizing stimulating employment opportunities, food security, and resilience to climate change will help Theresa May realize her ambitious plan” (9/4).