African Farmers Can End Food Insecurity - WB

The World Bank says that Africa’s farmers can grow enough to feed the continent and avert future food crises if countries remove cross-border restrictions on the food trade

A new World Bank report states that Africa’s farmers can potentially grow enough food to feed the continent and avert future food crises, if countries remove cross-border restrictions on the food trade within the region.

The bank maintains that the continent could also generate an extra US$20 billion in yearly earnings if African leaders can agree to dismantle trade barriers that blunt more regional dynamism.

With as many as 19 million people living with the threat of hunger and malnutrition in West Africa’s Sahel region, the Bank report urges African leaders to improve trade so that food can move more freely between countries and from fertile areas to those where communities are suffering food shortages.

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