African Union Leaders Must Bolster Agricultural Sector To Achieve Peace, Food Security

The Guardian: A healthy, peaceful and secure Africa is now within our grasp
Kanayo Nwanze, president of the U.N. International Fund for Agricultural Development

“…African economies have grown impressively. But it is time to stop focusing on GDP figures and instead focus on people. The majority of our people are engaged in agriculture, and the neglect of that sector must stop if we really want to realize the healthy, peaceful and food-secure Africa that we know can be. It is not a dream: it is a responsibility,” Nwanze writes in an open letter to the African Union heads of state (6/20).