How to boost food production in Africa

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A Malian herdsboy controls cattle outside a village on a dry plain in central Mali

How to boost food production in Africa


ADDIS ABABA, 15 September 2014 (IRIN) - Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa AgricultureStatus Report (AASR), released on 3 September in Addis Ababa.

It says these farmers are now facing the risk of being overwhelmed by the pace and severity of climate change. 

Farmers are already contending with an increase in average temperatures, wi...


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