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Achieving Food, Nutrition Security In Africa Should Be Shared Goal For U.S.

The Hill: Africa: Game changer for global food security
Pedro Sanchez, director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center at Columbia University’s Earth Institute

“…Without question, the African continent has suffered its share of uphill battles when it comes to food and nutrition security. … Thankfully, the continent is finally reaching its tipping point. … With better policies, new innovations, best practices, and greater investment, African farmers are demonstrating their potential to bring about another Green Revolution. … Africa can become the model for the local tools, solutions, and practices needed to increase agricultural productivity and enhance the nutrition of crops and food around the world. But, realizing Africa’s agricultural potential will require continued investment from both domestic and international sources. … As over forty leaders convene in Washington, D.C. for the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, I urge continued focus on each of these challenges to catalyze agricultural development across the continent. Achieving Africa’s food and nutrition security should be a goal shared by all of us. After all, while the promise of a food and nutrition secure world may not have begun in Africa — Africa will be critical to achieving our success” (8/5).