In these pieces, Andrea Durkin, the report’s author, writes:
Eighty percent of Africans work in the food and agriculture sector — yet one in every four people in Africa suffers chronic hunger, and 227 million people in Africa are considered undernourished. While rates of agricultural productivity in Africa are growing, they’re still far too low to meet projected demand in 2030. If current trends continue, hunger in Africa will remain a persistent threat to the continent’s economic development and stability — with dire global consequences.
But as intractable as this problem seems to be, the United States has at its disposal a vital — but underutilized — lever to alleviate hunger in Africa while at the same time promoting its growth: trade policy.
Visit Republic 3.0 or Ideas Lab to continue reading and to learn more about the findings and recommendations set forth in Grow Markets, Fight Hunger.
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