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In 2016, Africa imported nearly $ 35 billion worth of food. While the amount is already impressive, FAO points out that trends indicate that the bill will continue to increase. According to its projections, food imports by sub-Saharan Africa are expected to rise by 11 percent in 2017, reaching around $ 41 billion. A shame […]

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Each year, Fruit Logistica is the international event of fruits and vegetables industries, bringing together producers, international companies and associations. The event connect together more than 3,100 exhibitors from 84 different countries across the value chain, and more than 75,000 visitors. Among the exhibitors, there were the big names of the banana industry (Del Monte, […]

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Today, more than half of the world’s population is concentrated in urban centers. In Africa, this phenomenon of urbanization is even more perceptible with the demographic boom that the continent is experiencing. In 2017, the World Bank estimated that Africa’s urban population was 472 million, but is expected to double in the next 25 years, […]

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Africa spends $ 35 billion every year on food imports. This figure is expected to increase to 110 billion in 2025. And yet Africa has 65% of the world’s available arable land. There is a paradox in the economies of the continent, dependent on the outside world, while they have the potential to feed the […]

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The future of youth is at the heart of the debates of all African countries. Today, 65% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is between 15 and 35 years old. This soaring demography worries many experts, who speaks then of “time bomb”. Indeed, this youth often already faces the throes of unemployment and precariousness while […]

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Contrary to popular belief, African women are an integral part of the African agricultural sector. The numbers speak for themselves: women make up as much as 52% of the workers in the sector and are responsible for about 50% of the work on farms in sub-Saharan Africa. According to estimates, they would even produce between […]

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According to FAO, “Climate Smart Agriculture is an approach that identifies the steps needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems in order to effectively support agricultural development and ensure sustainable agriculture, food security in the face of climate change “. In Africa, the flagship program is Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), aimed at strengthening the capacity […]

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For several years, Europe has been facing regular milk crises, a situation accentuated by the abolition of milk quotas. As early as November 2015, the German Minister of Agriculture raised the idea of getting out of the milk crisis to increase sales of German dairy products on the world market, especially to Africa. Many NGOs […]

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