On the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme(CAADP), the African Union (AU) decided to declare 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa.
Policy on Food Security often focuses on agricultural production by increasing staple produce such as cassava, rice and maize. These foods are high in energy but they lack the variety of nutrients essential for health and development.
Nigeria was able to avert major food crisis aftermath of the 2012 flood in major parts of the country that affected many farms, but countries in the horn of Africa are not that lucky with the ravaging droughts.
Africa’s leaders unanimously agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 with the signing of the Malabo Declaration at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government last month.