The Promise of Africa's Bioeconomy #AfricaClimateCrisis

Africa feels the impacts of COVID-19, conflict, and climate change perhaps more than any other region in the world. The costs of food, fuel, and fertilizer have skyrocketed over the past several months, adding to the slowdown in economic growth that the pandemic instigated.

But Africa's answer to addressing this set of challenges in the future include new approaches: the continent's vast and diverse  plant resources, which in combination of advanced science and knowledge can be cultivated and processed as part of its "bioeconomy". Unlocking the potential of the bioeconomy could help drive the next phase of Africa's economic development all while better conserving the environment and tackling climate change, as a new report by the Malabo Montpellier Panel explains, write Dr. Ousmane Badiane and Prof. Joachim von Braun.

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