Publication: Yahoo! Green

First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Urgent action needed to tackle Sahel's lack of rainfall: UN

Nouakchott (AFP) - A dearth of rainfall in the Sahel could have "severe consequences" for food and agriculture across the region, a UN official said Tuesday, urging urgent action to tackle droughts."The countries in the Sahel in general are suffering ... [Published Yahoo! Green - Aug 19 2014]

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"Most of the rural populations (in the region) are dependent on the rains" for food and work, she said, adding that it was "urgent to put inin place sustainable methods of production and consumption."

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