IITA to strengthen climate resilience in the Niger Delta
Climate change in Nigeria threatens economic growth in sectors such as agriculture, fishery, and forestry, which are more predisposed to adverse climatic conditions. The Nigerian climate has been irregular over the years, alternating between periods of extreme dry or rainy seasons. Climate change in Nigeria has led to seasons of drought and excess flood, which has affected agricultural activities and caused loss of shelter.
On 5 April, representatives from Academic Associates PeaceWorks (AAPW) visited IITA–CGIAR headquarters to discuss ways to reduce the negative impact of climate change and strengthen sustainable agro-resilient strategies in communities, especially the coastal areas of Delta and Rivers states.