The Jambezi Small Grain Seed Producers Association (JSGPA) has pledged to strengthen implementation of the climate smart agriculture as part of efforts to improve food security and mitigate the impact of global warning.
This comes at a time the African continent is assessing the impact of the United States of America exit from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The entire world is still reflecting on the recent pull-out by one of the world’s biggest polluters United States of America from the Paris Agreement.
Many have viewed the development as an opportunity for emerging countries and Africa in particular to take a lead in mitigating the effects of climate change.
Villagers in the drought-prone and arid Jambezi district of Hwange said they are committed to the implementation of the climate smart agriculture practice which has to-date helped the farmers improve their livelihood.
Members of the JSGPA who have just finished harvesting of sorghum crop are convinced that the climate smart technologies are critical in improving food security in face of the unfavorable weather patterns.
Members of the association who continue to receive training from Agritex and Environment Africa officials said the knowledge gained under the climate resilience programme has been useful in improving incomes and nutrition.
Officials from Environment Africa said climate smart agriculture and investments in renewable energies is what Africa and rural communities like Jambezi requires to mitigate the effects of climate change.
With some signatories to the Paris Agreement still to come out clear as to whether they will follow Washington’s decision, many environment activists said Africa has to step up efforts in reducing emissions and mitigating the impact of the rising global temperatures.