Can Wheat Provide the Key to Africa's Food Security?

African farmers could benefit from escalating population growth and urbanisation which drives the demand for wheat, experts suggest.

  • Africa:  Africa Seeks to Grow More, Buy Less

    Inter Press Service, 11 October 2012

    Africa can ensure food security by producing wheat. New research presented in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week shows that the continent has the potential to be self-sufficient. read more »

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  • Kenya:  Wheat Harvest to Drive Land Purchase

    The Star, 10 October 2012

    THE rate of land purchasing in Eldoret is expected to go up in a fortnight owing to the ongoing wheat harvest. Most of the farmers in Moiben and Ziwa areas in the outskirts of the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Turning Eyes to Wheat Production for Food Security

    Ethiopian Press Agency, 10 October 2012

    Africa has seen an extraordinary rebound in economic growth over the past decade. Some of the world's fastest growing economies are in Africa, and they have expanded even during ... read more »

  • East Africa:  Cross Border Cereals Trade Makes Headway

    Tanzania Daily News, 9 October 2012

    FORMAL cross-border trade in commodities could be one of the biggest economic activities in East Africa, which has a combined population of more than 150 million people, who need ... read more »

  • Africa:  Report - Potential for Significant Rise in Wheat Production (document)

    International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, 9 October 2012

    Researchers call for more research but suggest hungry region produces only 10 percent of possible wheat yield; Could become more self-sufficient in wheat production as hedge ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Wheat Production Declines, High Costs Cited

    The Herald, 2 October 2012

    ZIMBABWE'S wheat production has declined since it costs more to grow it than import, even when transport costs are factored in. read more »

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