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Forum pushes for higher investment in agriculture

Published on September 08, 2016
African leaders and think tanks issued a common call to push the region’s investments in agriculture to the next level in the next five years.
Despite possessing the biggest chunk of arable land compared to other continents, most African countries still import basic food commodities such as rice and wheat from Asia.
The newly released African 'Agriculture Status Report' points to a steady growth across the continent over the past 10 years, but there is little to celebrate as the continent still spends at least $35 billion(Sh3.5 trillion) on food import every year, and loses another $4 billion (Sh405.6 million) every year due to food wastage. Read more. Source | Daily Nation