|Hon Amina. (Photo: http://dailymail.com.ng)|
By Amina Mohammed, Minister of Environment for Nigeria
Africa’s transformation lies in the continent’s rich soil. If we protect the ecosystems that sustain us we can lift Africans out of poverty, achieve food security, build climate resilience, create wealth and end hunger.
THERE is an old Nigerian proverb that says “fine words do not produce food”. So I will keep my words as simple and clear as possible.
Africa is facing a harsh reality. One in every two people on the continent lives in extreme poverty.In 15 years, most of the world’s poor will reside herein Africa.Sadly,as I write,about 240 million people go to bed hungry every night while malnutrition kills more than 50% of the African children who die before they reach the age of five.