844 million people in the world many of them in sub-Saharan Africa still dont have access to improved and safely managed drinking water sources.
There have been wholesale staple food price increases of between eight and 32% above average in the urban markets of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Eldoret
Every year Nigeria loses between 350,000 and 400,000 hectares of forest cover, and over 10.5 billion naira to environmental challenges. Unofficial estimates put the annual losses in the billions of dollars.
In East Africa, ocean warming has already destroyed parts of the coral reef where certain species live, and reduced fish stocks. In parts of West Africa rising sea levels have resulted in the flooding of coastal zones.
One hurdle standing in the way of greater use of indigenous seeds is their relative lack of availability.