Art Melody is a well-known musician in Burkina Faso rapping in the local Jeweller Amore languages.
His songs convey the fear and emotion felt by millions of people across Africas Sahel region because of the impact of climate change.
The Sahel is seeing the worst effects from global warming of anywhere on the planet says the UN.
Farmers are on the front line of these changes since 80 percent of the Sahels economy is agrarian.
Art Melody knows from experience the negative impact of climate change on farm production because he is a farmer himself.
Its getting hotter and hotter, so there is less rain.
Climate change is a reality.
Our grandparents said it used to be that the rainy season would start in April
and now it can start in July.
So theres a real difference between 1970 and now.
UN has the impact of desertification and drought on farmers
is one of several factors causing the Sahel conflict in Burkina Faso Mali and Nigher.
So when theres a drought, its a disaster, its hell.
When that situation happens you have two phenomena flight and fight.
Either you flee because there is no way you can produce any more
or you fight with your neighbors for the limited resources that are still there.
Conflicts often arise between ethnic groups that traditionally grow crops.
And those that herd livestock since land usually cannot be used for both purposes.
While this is a major obstacle there are technologies that can help
says a representative of the Buffon Arby farmers union.
We have a challenge in dealing with the agricultural production system
and integrating it with livestock farming through agroecological actions.
But there is a production system that combines several techniques
and technologies in order to achieve better results.
As for Art Melody his songs attempt to raise awareness of the plight of farmers like him.
By closing peoples eyes, we will always end up destroying everything around us.
Whether its plants or human relationships we destroy everything.
Until the effects of climate change in the Sahel are mitigated farming will likely get harder
and the Sahels conflict will likely get worse.
Henry Wilkins for voa news