Food Secuity and Sovereignty in Africa: Issues, Policy Challenges and Opportunities

The African Capacity Building Foundation
Publication Date:
1 January 2012
Africa, Food and Agriculture

The last few decades have seen food insecurity as an emerging crisis that has bedeviledmanyAfrican countries. While many post-colonial African governments have widely recognized the role of agriculture in national development and capacity development efforts for education and skills have been ongoing for several years, progress to attain food security has been slow. This paper is therefore an examination of the causes of Africa's food insecurity, the consequences of food insecurity, the policy challenges, and the necessary interventions that can address the varying challenges that have contributed to this food insecurity.