Food Security in Africa: Challenges and Interventions
AbstractFood security in Africa has substantially worsened since the 1970s. Recent data reveal that the proportion of malnutritioned individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa has remained within the 33-35% range since the 1970s. In this backdrop, the present paper analyzes the food security challenges in Africa with emphasis on required interventions. The study reveals that poor political and economic governance in many African countries, inadequate funding for the agricultural sector, water scarcity, poor infrastructure, and lack of attention to climatic conditions such as droughts, are the major challenges for food security in Africa. The study concludes that these challenges should be addressed through effective strategies, and policy choices and investments should be improved substantially in order to achieve food security in Africa in the immediate future.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by IUP Publications in its journal The IUP Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Volume (Year): V (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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