Smart investments in agricultural innovation can propel Africa towards food security

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By: Lindiwe Agnes Kalibata, Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

Transforming food systems to reduce hunger and poverty in a climate crisis means solving the perplexing equation of a rising population that must be nourished and sustained with diminishing resources.

Africa is expected to feed an estimated 2.5bn people by 2050 while simultaneously contending with increasingly adverse growing conditions. Added to the challenge is the fact that hunger regressed to levels not seen since 2005 last year, with almost one in four going underfed.



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