Half the world’s population faces severe food shortages by the end of the century as climate change takes its toll on the global harvest. Some countries have already seen riots in protest at the lack of food. Senegal is one of them, a country where the one of the government’s biggest challenges is making sure there is enough food to go round. Drought in the Sahal region, which runs through Senegal, means many climate migrants are flocking to the capital, Dakar, to find work to feed their families. “Hot Cities” follows migrants from their villages, where farming has almost been wiped out, to the city. This film also investigates what scientists and researchers are doing to feed Senegal in the future.
Supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.Keywords: environment, food, global warming, drought, Rockefeller foundation, senegal, faming, migration, food riots, aftica, climte change