Harris says US will focus on aid to Central American farmers | The Guardian Nigeria News


US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks after touring the IBEW Training Center in Concord, New Hampshire, April 23, 2021 as she travels to the state to promote the administrationís economic plans. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Vice President Kamala Harris said Sunday the US government will focus on helping Central American farmers affected by climate change in an effort to address a root cause of migration.

Harris has been tasked with spearheading President Joe Biden’s bid to resolve the long-running problem of uncontrolled migration over the US-Mexican border.

The US department of agriculture “is going to increase our focus and our resources around helping farmers in that region who have been devastated by crisis in terms of climate and drought,” Harris told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Harris pointed to climate change as one of the root causes of the migration surge, due to extreme weather conditions such as drought devastating the Central American agricultural…

Source: Guardian Newspaper