Previously, the weather pattern indicated two good planting seasons, March to May and September to November which are timely and enable farmers to follow the traditional trends of planting. However, this trend has since changed because sometimes there is continued rainfall during the dry seasons, and prolonged dry spell occurrences during rainy seasons making it difficult for farmers to plan well. The onset of the rainfall pattern in the olden days was timely, and it was easier for farmers to follow the traditional planting trends.
However, with the Climate change as the biggest threat to the African Continent and the world as a whole– worse than the CoronaVirus, SARS and HIV AIDS combined. Its devastating effects, visible and catastrophic, has made us witness the extensive destruction of properties across the continent as well as the shocking numbers of people who have died as a result.
Affected countries in Africa include Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe, South Africa among many others.
This has seen 100s of 1000s of people get displaced across the continent leaving many homeless, hungry and exposed to opportunistic infections like Cholera, Dysentery, Pneumonia, among other diseases.
The effects of Climate Change usually takes its toll on women and children, worsening their plight and eventually leading to early school dropouts as a result of early unwanted and unplanned pregnancies which have a cost implication on their dwindling resources and financial capabilities. As such, this has led to domestic violence and Crime which has seen many families broken up.
Therefore, supporting recoveries/advocating for resilience & sustainability through Climate Action, will help to avoid runaway costs of climate change, create jobs opportunities, improve public health, provide benefits to farmers, deliver benefits to low-income households, as well as conserve water resources–