Markets key to achieving food security

The failure of many African countries to increase their spending on agriculture has been seen as a serious impediment to the continent’s mission to boost economic growth. But the story is different in a few countries. During the African Agricultural Markets Programme (AAMP) 5th regional policy seminar in Kigali recently, it was indicated that linking smallholder farmers to markets was key to achieving food security in Africa. This seminar, which is an initiative of Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA), discussed the extent modern African agriculture can lead to poverty reduction. Read more here.
Joseph Olanyo

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