Africa's food crisis discussed in Durban

2014-03-18 12:48


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Cape Town - Durban is currently hosting talks this week with various governments and scientific organisations to help Africans better utilise science to address their food needs.

According to the SABC the African Union is also part of the discussion and will address the progress made over the last ten years in trying to feed African states.

The talks will in addition be a venue where leaders can discuss what will be the next steps for Africa in tackling famine for the next ten years. Essentially what is the prescribed roadmap available for the future of Africa.

The resolutions made at the Durban talks will then be discussed and evaluated by various heads of states and at a summit in June.

The main aim of the talks is to identify the best scientific tools Africa needs to address food security on the continent says Yemi Akinbamijo the director of forum for agricultural research in Africa (Fara).

Fara has the immense responsibility to determine Africa’s scientific plan to develop and increase agricultural production.

This plan will be created and evaluated at the Durban talks.

In 2003 various African countries certified the agricultural development programme for Africa.

Understating Africa’s agricultural production is not so difficult anymore, recording and analysing Africa’s progress is more coherent and consistent says Akinbamijo.
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