Bright Ideas Will Help Feed Africa’s Poor
New entrepreneurial loan schemes and conservation practices are amongst the innovative approaches being introduced to smallholder farmers in Africa. With the continent’s population expected to reach two billion by 2050, pioneering food solutions need to be found so that farmers can make enough food to combat both food insecurity and marginalisation. Yet there is a fear that approaches which focus on value-chains may support multinational companies at the expense of the poor.
“Transformation of smallholder farming systems should be an important part of the solution to providing food security, improved nutrition and equitable growth in African countries,” - Chris Henderson, policy adviser at Practical Action.
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