As our world grapples with the profound implications of the climate crisis, the challenges faced by local African communities resonate with particular urgency. The climate crisis strikes at the very heart of these communities, destabilizing their fundamental pillars of existence – agriculture and food systems. The situation is grim, and the stakes are high. We stand at a critical juncture where we are called to reflect, reassess and respond.
Today, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is proud to launch a new book titled “Stories of Change: Agroecology as Climate Adaptation Approach”. This crucial work is a compilation of 12 powerful stories from 9 African countries, shedding light on how they are promoting agroecology as a viable, sustainable response to the climate crisis.
Throughout the continent, climate change’s effects have led to volatile food prices, diminished incomes, and a decrease in agriculture production by up to 50%.