Opinion

The road to Paris goes through Bamako

We can’t beat climate change unless we address agriculture. If Canada wants to make a real dent in the SDGs, including climate change, it has to take the road less travelled and work with the more than 500 million small-holder farmers in Africa and around the world.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, pictured in Ottawa. The famous transcontinental road races, like the Paris-Dakar and the Budapest-Bamako rallies, have something in common with the race against climate change: they are gruelling, and they go through Africa.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By FARIS AHMED, MADAMOU GOITA

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:00 AM

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