Heat stress to become greater threat to agric workers-ILO


The agriculture sector in Africa could lose up to 14 million jobs by 2030 due to heat stress. This was according to a new report by the International Labour Organisation titled ‘Working on a warmer planet.

Though it is expected that the general labour force in Africa would increase by 2030, some jobs could be threatened as working hours will reduced due to heat stress. The agriculture sector is expected to be one of the sectors that would be greatly affected by this.

Climate change which is responsible for global warming has greatly affected the agriculture sector especially in the warmest part of the planet leading to droughts and general land degredation which in turn affects food production processes.