The critical bottleneck is infrastructure

In my opinion, “agricultural productivity in Africa can be substantially increased, and there are technical solutions for that.” Abebe Haile-Gabriel, Director of the Rural Economy and Agriculture Division at the African Union Commission sets the tone for this conference.

He argues that “the critical bottleneck is infrastructure in Africa: not just food, many things including human beings are not moving around.”

The problem boils down to moving food around – trade – inter-regionally within Africa. If the infrastructure could be improved, we could improve food security in Africa.

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