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Mozambique’s 36 years of meteorological data were the basis for a debate at a meeting on the impact of climate change on food security in the country, the event’s organisers announced.
The work was intended to point to adequate adaptation measures for decision-making in the country, the World Food Programme (WFP) said.
The WFP promoted a debate on Tuesday with the Mozambican Government and the United Kingdom Meteorological Office, which are part of a team that is updating the country’s climate projections.
“This initiative is based on the WFP’s recent historical climate analysis, which consisted of historical trends in precipitation, temperature and vegetation over the past 36 years,” the organisation said.
The aim is to “validate preliminary climate projections and possible vulnerability and adaptation measures with a focus on livelihoods and food security.”
The African Development Bank (AfDB) in January approved financial support of €12.5 million to Mozambique to implement a drought recovery and agricultural resilience project.
The Mozambican parliament a year ago ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, signed at the United Nations Conference in 2015, known as COP 21, which aims to halt global warming by reducing atmospheric pollutants and the use of fossil fuels.Source: Lusa
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