SEACRIFOG - Supporting EU-African Cooperation on Research Infrastructures for Food Security and Greenhouse Gas Observations

Africa is among the world’s regions most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The effects of Climate change affect in particular the agricultural sector and consequently food security. At the same time, according to estimates the continent of Africa contributes least to global greenhouse gas emissions.
However, while the African GHG emissions are low compared to other continents, the emissions caused by land-use change are significant and steadily increasing. Further-more, high population growth, economic development and rapid urbanization go hand in hand with increased GHG emissions.