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’There is no substitute for agriculture until…we have learned to eat and digest plastic’ Hakimani Conference begins

DSC_4869Some of the issues discussed include impacts of climate change, land tenure, property rights and food security. In his opening remarks, Rev. Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, Provincial, Jesuits Eastern Africa, emphasized on the value of research and its ability to correlate climate change and food security by drawing on wide ranging grassroots and empirical investigation. He added that by establishing such a link, the research demonstrates that climate change is real and its impact directly threatens the survival and sustainability of our means and sources of sustenance and livelihood. He encouraged all socio-economic stakeholders to create sectoral, national, regional and global partnerships aimed at devising effective plans and strategies that counteract the drought.