Sub-Saharan Africa unlikely to feed itself by 2050 - study

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Cape Town - A new study paints a bleak picture of countries south of the Sahara being unable to feed themselves by 2050.

Although several studies have shown the global increase in food demand can be met by increasing yields on existing cropland, a new study called Can sub-Saharan Africa feed itself? found that countries in Africa south of the Sahara likely will be unable to meet growing cereal demand through yield increases alone.

The study examined 10 countries in Africa south of the Sahara that jointly make up the majority of population and arable land in the region: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

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