Improving food security and nutrition in Africa
Communication Team ICARDA. (14/3/2012). Improving food security and nutrition in Africa. Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Few regions present bigger development challenges than the African drylands – home to nearly 300 million people, and the vast majority of Africa’s poor. Food security and rural welfare in these areas are limited by a range of factors, biophysical, socio-economic and policy-related. And many of the biggest challenges – poverty, drought, land degradation, food insecurity – will be exacerbated by climate change. Nevertheless, dry areas hold the key to Africa’s food security – which is why ICARDA’s research focuses on dryland agriculture. ICARDA has worked in Africa for over 30 years. Together with our partners, we’ve developed new crop varieties, more resource-efficient farming techniques, income opportunities for farmers and pastoralists, tools to improve investment targeting, platforms to improve South-South collaboration…