The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will soon set up a regional artificial rain system in Africa at the request of some African countries, with the installation of antennas in Mali and Senegal, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said on Sunday evening.
He said the artificial rain antennas would address the African agricultural shortcomings, especially poor rainfall.
In a declaration on the global food crisis, President Wade said the measure would help tackle the food crisis and prevent hunger.
He identified other constraints facing African farmers as lack of developed lands, inputs, equipment and seeds.
One of the artificial rain antennas to be set up in Mali will cover Niger and Mali, while the second one to be set up in Senegal will serve Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and The Gambia. Panapress