November 28, 2010

World Bank Releases Draft Africa Strategy

The World Bank recently released a Draft Strategy for “Africa’s future” and a surprise package is that the usually-gloomy foreign-aid financier take a refreshingly upbeat, contrarian view of the effect of climate change on African agriculture.

The World Bank envisions a series of sensible adaptations to climate change in the area of improved water usage, soil-health practices and management of coastal lands. Beneficial adaptations to climate change, the bank reckons, could deliver gains worth $1.47 billion annually.

The bank, of course, has a history of bad predictions about African development, yet the recognition that climate change brings opportunities to the people of region, and not only difficult circumstances, is healthy.

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World Bank Releases Draft Africa Strategy

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