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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.
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.