Farmers Say Food Crisis is Looming From Climate Change

The impacts of climate change are no longer possible to ignore. Wildfires in California and Australia; devastating flooding in Asia, make headlines every day. Rich countries battle over plans to solve it.
Meanwhile poor countries like Liberia are on the frontlines, facing rise sea levels, higher temperatures, more extreme weather that are threatening people’s health and food and water security.
One of the biggest impacts in Liberia is on farming. Changing rainfall, higher temperatures and drought are killing crops. Agriculture accounts for about 70 percent of jobs and over 90 percent of export earnings. If it fails Liberians will face food shortages and the country will be even poorer.
Evelyn Kpadeh Seagbeh has been exploring the impact of climate change on Liberian farmers and government efforts to help farmers adapt.

This story was a collaboration with New Narratives as part of its Land Rights and Climate Reporting project. Funding was provided by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office and the American Jewish World Service.