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Africa: Feeding Africa – A forum for thinking about agricultural production and developing its transformation

Africa: Feeding Africa – A forum for thinking about agricultural production and developing its transformation

A high-level dialogue around the theme “Feeding Africa, leadership to scale up successful innovations”. takes place over two days and ends today, at the initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Fida).

The idea of ​​organizing this forum, which is held by videoconference, arose from an observation: 246 million Africans suffer from food insecurity and this figure continues to increase. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has shed light on the flaws in food systems in Africa. A continent that aspires to capitalize on agriculture and agro-industry for its growth, according to the president of Fida.

We have to settle the question of productivity and this question arises at the level of family farming; on the other hand, the importation of food products into Africa is more than 46 billion dollars per year and two-thirds are concentrated in ten products of great necessity […] So all this can be transformed in an opportunity, it is a strong potential of job creation and contribution to the creation of wealth not only for the rural world but for all of Africa.

News Source : rfi

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