The B.R.A. Environmental Society attended the ‘Women on the Front Line of Climate Change’ Exhibition at Stormont today. Students listened to the stories of African women and how they are coping with changing climate in their lives. As the producers of much of the food grown on small farms, Africa’s women farmers are locked in a struggle to provide for their families in the face of drier, hotter and more unpredictable weather conditions.
‘Women on the Frontline of Climate Change’ is an exhibition by Self Help Africa, an Irish-based international development organisation that is supporting communities across sub-Saharan Africa to grow more and earn more from their small farms. Self Help Africa also supports communities to adapt to and mitigate the effects of changing climate.