Climate change could cost Rwanda's agriculture $300 million a year

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Rwandan farmer (IFAD video capture)

Unpredictable weather could cost Rwanda's agricultural sector $300 million a year by 2030, according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

The agency says that farmers in Rwanda are already losing about 40 per cent of their harvests due to erratic weather.

IFAD is working with the Rwandan government to help farmers cope with the challenges they are facing.

These challenges are amongst the issues that are being discussed at a major United Nations climate conference under way in Lima, Peru.

Sam Cole reports.

Duration: 3'21"

 

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