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 Report also highlights opportunities for innovation as climate change puts new pressure on Africa’s smallholder farmers    

With countries pushing agriculture to center stage, comprehensive report seeks “climate-smart” approaches for vulnerable small-scale farms that produce most of Africa’s food

 Small-scale family farmers across Africa – already struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperatures and more erratic rains  – risk being overwhelmed by the pace and severity of climate change, according to the 2014 African Agriculture Status Report (AASR). The analysis, prepared by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), with contributions from several African scholars,provides the most comprehensive review to date of how climate change will affect Africa’s smallholder farmers and highlights the most promising paths to producing more food, even in the midst of very challenging growing environments.