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The fourth conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV) focused on how the continent can feed itself, especially under a changing climate. The conference addressed the connections between climate and agriculture, examining how climate-smart agriculture can increase resilience, how climate change will affect the livelihoods and food security of vulnerable populations, and how climate knowledge can bolster agricultural productivity.

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Estimée entre 40 et 50 milliards de dollars us par an, en dépit d’un énorme potentiel naturel et humain,  l’importation des produits agricoles grève lourdement la balance commerciale des états africains.
Ce constat a été établi par le secrétaire exécutif adjoint de la Commission Economique pour l’Afrique (CEA), Abdallah Hamdok (photo), au cours des assises de la quatrième Conférence Africaine sur le Changement Climatique (CCDA-IV), organisée à Marrakech (Sud du Maroc) du 08 au 10 octobre.

For years, Jean Damascene Nkunzwenimana from Nyagatare District in eastern Rwanda struggled to put food on the table, pay bills, take children to school or pay for healthcare. Yet, Nkunzwenimana woke up every day, headed to his small farm for a day's hard labour - ploughing the land, sowing seeds, weeding and pruning crops. There was no produce. Sometime in 2007, government encouraged Nkunzwenimana with 83 others to form a COTEBARU (Cooperative Terimbere Bahinzi ba Rukomo).