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Africa Can Feed Itself, Earn Billions, and Avoid Food Crises by Unblocking Regional Food Trade

Posted by Business in Ghana on October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2012 A new World Bank report says that Africas farmers can potentially grow enough food to feed the continent and avert future food crises if countries remove cross-border restrictions on the food trade within the region. According to the Bank, the continent would also generate an extra US $20 billion in yearly earnings if African leaders can agree to dismantle trade barriers that blunt more regional dynamism. ┬áThe report was released on the eve of an African Union (AU) ministerial summit in Addis Ababa on agriculture and trade. Read the rest of this entry »

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