How and why should food insecurity be solved through a Pan-African collaboration ? Kailend founder shares insights on why raising productivity in agriculture is vital to the continent's transformative growth. #Agriculture #Africa
"Africa is rich in natural resources and land. Yet the continent has an annual food import bill of $35 billion. This yearly bill is estimated to rise to $110 billion by 2025. According to Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), this state of affairs “weakens African economies, decimates its agriculture and exports jobs from the continent”.
Food insecurity remains a major challenge in Africa, with almost 20% of the population suffering from starvation and malnutrition. At the same time, the continent has the potential and resources to feed itself and the rest of the world. Raising productivity in agriculture is vital to transformative growth. In particular, for the majority of smallholder farmers in rural areas, who are responsible for producing up to 80% of the food we eat in Sub-Saharan Africa." Click on the link to read the full article.