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The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), and the CGIAR System Organisation have formed an alliance to address rising hunger on the continent.

Last month,  the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) estimated that 34 million people are at risk of starvation globally with the most hotspots in Africa.

“Getting new and appropriate technologies into the hands of African farmers is a key part of addressing Africa’s agriculture and food security needs. Unless we show strong collective resolve and turn ambition into reality, we will be confronted with enormous food shortages on the continent,” African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina said.

“Rapid population growth, urbanization, and ongoing climate change will make this certain. The consequences of not acting would be devastating. Africa has the potential to feed itself and feed the world,” said IFAD President Gilbert Houngbo.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), and the CGIAR System Organisation have formed an alliance to address rising hunger on the continent. Last month,  the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) estimated that 34 million people are at risk of starvation globally with the most hotspots in Africa. “Getting new and appropriate technologies into the hands of African farmers is a key part of addressing Africa’s agriculture and food security needs. Unless we show strong collective resolve and turn ambition

During his closing remarks at the cocktail event on `Reporting Back Achievements of Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative’ activities in Nigeria, the Head of Agriculture Division, ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Ernest Aubee noted emphatically that Nigeria was leading in the promotion of Organic Agriculture in the West Africa region. Agriculture remains the base of the Nigerian economy, providing the main source of livelihood for most Nigerians. In spite of the food insecurity and domino effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on agriculture, in the fourth quarter of 2020, Nigeria's agricultural sector grew by 3.4 percent in real terms compared to the same period of the

New Release: The African Economic Congress 2020 Report.