Today’s blog post comes from Joseph Jojo Baidu-Forson, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Bioversity International.
Dr. Baidu-Forson is from Ghana and joined Bioversity International in April 2006, as the Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Sub-Saharan Africa is a biodiversity hotspot that houses numerous endemic crops and plant species that over centuries have adapted to local conditions. In semi-arid areas, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, climate change has an especially negative effect on its population’s ability to produce enough food.
In this short video Joseph, or Jojo, as his friends and colleagues call him, talks about the future that he wants for women and men farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa – a food secure future where they will have enough food all year round. The future is possible only if these people can rely on different local crop varieties and species, that continuously adapt themselves to the seasonal and climatic changes of Sub-Saharan Africa. Watch it here.
Read more about Bioversity’s research on Sustainable Agriculture.