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Why Africa does not need food help

By Yara Rizk
Posted on Monday, 27 December 2021 13:17

A woman works in the field of Loi Bangoti's farm
A woman works in the field of Loi Bangoti's farm in Ngiresi near the Tanzanian town of Arusha, 2007. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)

What's the path to ensuring Africa's agricultural renaissance? UNDP economist Ayodele Odusola dissects the paradoxes of the African agricultural sector and outlines the path to meeting that goal.

In Africa’s Agricultural Renaissance: From Paradox to Powerhouse, Odusola aims to provide an innovative framework on the needs and opportunities of the agricultural sector in Africa, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About 60% of Africa’s poor could be lifted out of poverty if agriculture was transformed and African farmers moved from their current way of life to a profitable, entrepreneurial activity.