Research: Key to Addressing Food Security in Africa

 
 

There is need for an accelerated investment in agricultural revolution that allows development of innovative technologies and practices in Africa through tested research to guarantee nutrition, food security, job creation and poverty reduction in a sustainable manner.

 

 

Over 80% of the rural population in Africa either directly or indirectly derive their livelihood from agriculture, yet one person in every four still goes hungry in the continent! The matter is further compounded by a population that is increasing rapidly and is projected to hit 1.7 billion people by 2030. Even more complex is the unpredictable climate change that is negatively affecting outcomes in the agriculture sector.

 

 

Research: Key to Addressing Food Security in Africa