SIRTE, Libya — With many African countries feeling the effects of climate change, government leaders decided at a water conference in Libya that cooperation is key. They have committed to form continent-wide information systems in order to improve irrigation techniques, weather forecasting and human resource management.
“Together we must find concrete and effective measures to address the issues of water in Africa, in a spirit of shared responsibility,” said Jacques Diouf, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Of the 36 countries worldwide suffering from food crises, 21 are African. As flash floods, droughts and desertification impact the daily lives of many, the ministers recognize the need for solidarity and better water management in the face of climate change.
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