Monday, February 27, 2012

Importance of smallholder agriculture in poverty reduction and food security in Africa

Since the the poor and food insecure in Africa live in rural areas, most of them depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. More than 30 percent of the people in sub-Saharan Africa are chronically hungry and are small farmers. Experts predict that the population in Africa will double by 2050, and African nations will have to double their food production just to keep pace with population growth. For the last 20 years, however, food production in Africa has lagged behind population growth, and the source of the problem has been low productivity on Africa’s farms. Link to full article available here.

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