Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal, Consider How to Feed Growing Urban Populations

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Confirmed reports say that taking concerted and multi-faceted action like introducing intra-city agriculture, rehabilitating the market, and investing in transport will be needed to provide food for the 760 million urban dwellers that Africa will have in 2030.

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Therefore, the fold of the food economy – all the activities that enable people to feed themselves – is expected to be a $1trn market in Africa by the end of the decade, according to the World Bank.This sector, which generates 35% of GDP in West Africa according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is a source of wealth and employment and plays a crucial role in ensuring food security and sovereignty.

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