Qatar partners with Gates Foundation to help hundreds of African farmers battle climate change

Qatar Fund for Development and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have launched a $200-million initiative to help hundreds of African farmers battle climate change, Doha News reports.
Dubbed Nanmo, or “growing together” in Arabic, it was announced during the 20th edition of the Doha Forum in Qatar, where world leaders, diplomats, and activists all gathered under one roof to discuss prominent global issues, with the threats of climate change high on the agenda.
The initiative will explore and invest in three main pillars: adaptation, access, and growth. The fund will be used to invest in climate-adaptive agricultural tools and technologies to develop strong food systems and markets to help small-scale producers and their communities across Africa.
The initiative will also explore four main key areas to strengthen economies in sub-Saharan Africa, including equity, enterprise, agriculture, and access to technologies, financial tools, and emerging best practices “as a driver of productivity, nutrition, and climate adaptation.”

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