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Climate Action And Natural Resource Management

Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International is steadfast in its commitment to enhancing the resilience of smallholder farmers in the face of climate change. Our primary goal is to empower these farmers to adapt their agricultural and food systems, enabling them to withstand the challenges posed by climate-related shocks.

To achieve this, Africa Harvest has woven a comprehensive climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy into every facet of our work. This strategy is primarily implemented through our various business lines, each of which addresses critical components of the food system, aiming to prepare and adapt them to the realities of climate change. Our multifaceted approach encompasses several key areas:

Climate Action And Natural Resource Management

Drought-Resistant Crop Varieties: Africa Harvest is at the forefront of developing and promoting crop varieties that are resilient to drought and other climate-related stresses. These varieties enable farmers to maintain crop yields even in challenging environmental conditions.

Protective and Regenerative Farming Practices: We advocate for and facilitate the adoption of farming practices that protect the environment while enhancing soil health and productivity. This includes practices such as agroforestry, conservation agriculture, and sustainable land management.

Market Mechanisms for Climate-Friendly Goods: We work to leverage market mechanisms that encourage the production and trade of climate-friendly agricultural products, thereby supporting farmers in adopting sustainable and climate-resilient practices.

Carbon Financing and Policy Influence: Africa Harvest engages in carbon financing initiatives and policy advocacy to shape government policies and investments that promote climate-smart agriculture. These efforts contribute to the sustainability of farming systems while mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

Our approach is dedicated to enhancing sustainable incomes for communities through the development of Climate-Smart Resilient (CSR) value chains, which involves tailoring value chains to the specific needs and opportunities of different counties, positively impacting small-scale farmers. We employ collaborative and inclusive approaches that prioritize the participation of local communities, ensuring that our efforts are not only sustainable but also deeply rooted in the needs and aspirations of the people we serve. Our interventions also diversify and increase household food and income levels. This is achieved through improved crop and livestock production, increased access to markets and agricultural inputs, and the promotion of financial services inclusivity. Africa Harvest is dedicated to creating lasting, positive change in the lives of smallholder farmers by equipping them with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in a changing climate.

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