PRESS RELEASE – Bonn/Kigali – 12 October 2020: Africa has the potential to secure its supply of food for affordable and healthy diets from the sustainable use of its own resources, but significant investments and policies are needed to transform this potential into reality, a study by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and AKADEMIYA2063 concludes. Africa still imports US$ 60 billion worth of food every year. This primarily urban market offers an opportunity for Africa’s agricultural producers and food industries. Beyond the direct benefits for food and nutrition security, a stronger food and agriculture sector will create jobs and raise incomes in rural areas, increase government revenues, ensure accelerated economic growth and development, and build resilience against the impacts of climate change and COVID-19 in Africa.
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