Agriculture, Food Security, and a Greener Environment
Promoting agriculture continues to be the most effective way of driving inclusive growth and poverty-reduction in Africa. The continent needs its own green revolution to improve yield and commercialize agriculture.
Towards Green Growth
- 120 million tons CO2 reduced.
- 1.7 GW increased energy through renewable technologies.
- 61,000 hectares of regenerated forests.
Agricultural production has been increasing steadily across Africa over the past decades. Yet, the continent’s average yield growth lags behind other world regions.
Recent global food crises and ongoing struggles with hunger in some parts of Africa, particularly in the Horn and the Sahel, emphasize the need for greater food security. Africa must also harness more of its own capital—human, natural and financial—to invest in future development.