Africa, Aid, Development & Aid, Food & Agriculture :
Groundbreaking Farming Approaches will Curb Food Insecurity

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ADDIS ABABA - African smallholder farmers are being introduced to innovative farming practices such as entrepreneurial loan schemes and conservation practices to curb food insecurity.
 
Experts say boosting food security in African countries requires ground-breaking solutions so that farmers can grow enough food to feed a population that is expected to reach two billion by 2050.

Chris Henderson from NGO Practical Action says transformation of smallholder farming systems should be an important part of the solution to providing food security, improved nutrition and equitable growth in African countries.

According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), smallholder farmers contribute to 80 per cent of food production in sub-Saharan Africa. They are also marginalised and have limited access to inputs or market information. (END//2013)

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