Beyond production, protect the harvest – FANRPAN

Date published on source: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Source: 
Mzansi Agriculture Talk

For the longest time, food and nutrition insecurity has been a critical concern for Africa’s regional and national governments. In the southern Africa region, 2019 was characterized by a worsening food security and nutrition situation, with a marked increase in the number of hungry people. According to the Southern Africa Development Community’s (SADC) Food and Nutrition Security Report, the region had 41 million hungry people, eleven million more hungry people than in 2018. Apart from trying to restive citizens as a result of food insecurity, African governments have since realized the centrality of agriculture to the continent’s developmental trajectory.