By our Reporter
African Development Bank Group president Akinwumi Adesina (left) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President Alvaro Lario
In furtherance of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) objective and other parameters of development and food security in Africa,President of the African Development Bank Group Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said that it is inexcusable for Africa with 65% of the world’s most arable land and abundant water resources to suffer from food insecurity.
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Thus, ahead of the 2023 Africa Food Summit to be hosted by President Macky Sall in Dakar, Senegal, from 25-27 January 2023, Adesina joined other global agriculture leaders in Rome to say eradicating hunger in Africa by 2030 is possible.
The world AfDB boss said that, “It is inexcusable that a continent with 65% of the world’s most arable land and abundant water resources, would still suffer from food insecurity. The summit is a critical global effort to systematically and proactively help Africa achieve Zero Hunger.”
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In the words of Adesina,“We have the technologies, platforms, and resources to change the status quo by energizing the private sector, scaling up food production for millions of African farmers, unlocking finance for farmers and agricultural SMEs, and transforming the agriculture and food value chains.”