We must take urgent measures to combat climate change- Linturi.
Agriculture cabinet secretary, Linturi has called for urgents measures to mitigate the adverse climate change.
Speaking at United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Council meeting in Rome, Italy , Linturi highlighted that the sooner the government formulates this measures, the better.
Linturi stated,”We must take urgent measures to combat climate change because the extreme climate change events being witnessed globally has compromised food security even in some parts of the developed world economies. Development partners should work with governments to address the food insecurity issue that’s affecting millions of people worldwide.”
He added that in line with his sentiments, his ministry is currently supplying relief food in the affected arid and semi arid counties in Kenya.
He stated,”As part of the short term response to the ongoing drought, my ministry has embarked on distribution of relief supplies and cash transfers to 4.5 million Kenyans who are affected by drought in 23 arid and semi- arid counties,” he added while addressing the global meeting.”
He also added that his ministry is working with specialized hunger mitigation agencies, to see how to deal with this life threatening issues.
He stated,”My ministry will work closely with FAO a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and other strategic partners as we implement long term measures to combat the prolonged drought that has led to loss of lives and livestock.”
“If we are to address food challenges expeditiously then efficiency and effectiveness must be the hallmark of our agri-food systems. The use of technology is key to achieving efficiency, safety, transparency and avoiding waste,” he added.