One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?

ID-100207879 In November 2013, the African Union Commission (AUC) and Kofi Annan Foundation , with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , convened a group of senior African leaders and experts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss actions that could be taken to “sustain the momentum of the many positive transformations taking place in African agriculture and food systems”. A Chairs’ Summary of the high-level dialogue, “ Harnessing Innovation for African Agriculture and Food Systems:  Meeting the Challenges and Designing for the 21st Century ,” was recently released. The report details the discussions of the meeting, looking at some of the past successes, future challenges and opportunities for action.

The meeting, held in support of the 2014 Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa and the 10th anniversary of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), noted the recent change in language used to describe African agriculture…

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