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FSN Forum in Africapart of the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition

Topic: Poverty

Food Security and Nutrition resources

Why has Africa become a net food importer?

That Africa has become a net importer of food and of agricultural products, despite its vast agricultural potential, is puzzling. Using data mainly for the period 1960-2007, this report seeks to explain Africa’s food-trade deficit since the mid-1970s. The core finding is that population growth,...

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