Africa needs a free market and strong property rights to solve its food security problems

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The liberalisation of the agriculture sector across African countries could stimulate important innovations and boost production efficiency. Picture: Leon Sadiki/CIty Press
The liberalisation of the agriculture sector across African countries could stimulate important innovations and boost production efficiency. Picture: Leon Sadiki/CIty Press

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For a continent with more than 60% of the world’s arable land, Africans are still hungry because of market restrictions and weak property rights.

The 2020 Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) report shows that, compared with other continents, African countries fare terribly as the headquarters of undernourishment.

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