Agriculture and Rural Community Planning:
LGAF plans to work towards meeting food security objectives while adapting to climate change.
LGAF aims at a greater and sustainable productivity, better market information, comprehensive rural development and agricultural policies, and sustained investments enable agricultural producers to increase production, enhance their income and improve supply of food missions, requires improving the efficiency and adaptive capacity of agricultural system.
LGAF plans for improvements in land and water management, improved agricultural technologies, well‐ functioning markets, and an enabling environment for a sustained agriculture.
LGAF believes that Rural Planning should be part of rural comprehensive plans. These are generation of knowledge and development of plans to advance the welfare, sustainability and integrity of rural communities with agriculture as the main stay of the rural economies.
Due to the fact that there is no safe , nutritrious and adequate food in sub saharan Africa, the population faces challenges in hunger, malnutrition and post harvest losses. The Foundation works with institutions and to access and address the four main dimensions of Food Insecurity, namley: Availability, Economic and Physical Access, Stability and Food Utilization
LGAF seeks to educate and mobilize African Cities and communities to address the direct impact of climate change on our communities.
Vulnerability of Poor Coastal Cities in Africa to Climate Change :
Climate Change and Fate of Cities in Africa facing Sea Rise levels and how to adapt or cope with risks posed by the effects of climate change – including sea level rise – in the context of urban growth and development.
Climate Change and the Urban Poor :
Scarcity of Water in the poor slums and will drive City dwellers to use any available water from their daily consumption. The related risk and threat to urban health cannot be overstated.
Developing climate-sensitive adaptation plans and infrastructure:
All kinds of technical infrastructure in African Cities, namely transport, power grids, water supply, sewage, buildings, and dykes – need to be assessed for resilience to current risks and future climate changes, and upgraded accordingly. This implies building engineering resilience and confronting the risks beyond adaptation.
City Policies and climate solution:
How cities grow and operate influences energy demand and thus greenhouse gas emissions. Lifestyles, spatial form and public transport availability are also crucial. Urban policies (e.g.densification or congestion charges) can complement global climate policies (e.g. linked-up cap and trade systems) and reduce the overall cost of emissions abatement.
Climate Change Threatening Africa’s Food Security:
Climate change will have far-reaching consequences for the poor and marginalized groups, among which the majority depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and have a lower capacity to adapt this situation is likely to become more desperate and to threaten the very survival of the most vulnerable farmers as global warming continues. Rising temperatures in many areas are likely to result in reduced crop yields among farmers.
SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN:
LGAF researches and and promotes interventions in Nutrition, Immunization HIV/AIDS, Water, Education. Violence and Education-
LGAF works on policies and programs designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability, by reducing exposure to risks and working to enhance capacities to manage economic and social risks. As an advocacy to promote access to social protection, this a working agenda for the LGAF to help in poverty alleviation.
It is known that over a third of Africa's 1 billion inhabitants currently live in urban areas. Nevertheless, by 2030 that proportion will increase. A recent report from UN-HABITAT, the United Nations agency for human settlements, highlights the population of some cities, which are set to swell by up to 85% in the next 15 years.
According to a Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2013 released by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), Urbanization helps pull people out of poverty and advances progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but, if not managed well, can also lead to burgeoning growth of slums, pollution, and crime.
LGAF undertakes research program on climate change as it impacts on cities, housing strategies, intergrated master plans, transportation issues, environmental planning and sanitation and general smart growth trends of cities and towns in Africa.
Energy and Power Africa:
Sub-Saharan Africa power sector is underdeveloped, namely, energy access, installed capacity, or overall consumption. This makes sustain GDP growth a problem with enormous stakes. With huge population growth, changing industrial economy and the need for improved agricultural products, LGAF supports a greater regional integration, varied alternative sources of energy and a push for renewable (geothermal, hydro, solar, and wind).