Land policy: Key to food security in Africa

Land policy and food security in Africa are of particular relevance. 35 countries in Africa are net importers of food. There are many challenges and risks; and it is not only a consequence of environmental change, but also due to a lack of state structures. Recent investments in land could also be a great opportunity for Africa, enabling it to attract capital, create jobs, modernise its infrastructure and adopt more efficient agricultural technology. But this has been creating some problems related to agricultural land grabbing from small-scale farmers. Thus, it is important to create the link between land purchases and food security activities. Read more here.
Gunter Nooke


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